Do you experience nervousness or anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist? At Kent Dental, part of our commitment to compassionate dentistry is offering safe, effective sedation dentistry solutions.
Kent Dental offers the top sedation dentistry services near Scottsdale, AZ and beyond, with treatments that are always carefully customized to each patient's unique needs. Whether you experience anxiety, sensitivity to sound or light, or have special healthcare needs that make it difficult to comfortably receive dental treatment, we'll assess your complete health history to determine the optimal level of sedation for you!
Sedation Dentistry Options
Our Scottsdale, AZ dentist's office offers the following levels of sedation:
Oral Conscious Sedation
Kent Dental offers oral conscious sedation to help our anxious patients stay relaxed during treatment. This form of sedation is taken as a pill prior to the procedure and can be used as both a mild and moderate sedative. With mild sedation, patients often feel drowsy; for moderate sedation, patients may fall into a light sleep.
Laughing gas, also known as inhalation sedation, is a form of light sedation that is typically offered to young patients or those who experience mild anxiety in the dental chair. Laughing gas is a colorless, odor-free gas that is administered through a comfortable breathing mask.
Our dentist always controls the amount of gas to ensure maximum safety and comfort. Patients undergoing treatment with laughing gas can expect to be fully relaxed while still fully awake and able to follow instructions.
Intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, is offered to patients with extreme dental anxiety, to those with special healthcare needs, or for those who are set to undergo oral surgery or long treatment.
IV sedation does not put the patient fully to sleep; instead, uses anti-anxiety medication that is administered directly into the veins to help promote relaxation. Most patients experience relaxation and temporary memory loss, and our team will adjust the medication as needed during treatment.
Learn More About Sedation Dentistry Services
Our team is here to make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible! Call Kent Dental today to learn how our sedation dentistry services can give you a comfortable experience in the dentist's chair.