Do you experience dental anxiety just thinking about the dental chair?
At Esthetic Dental Solutions, we understand that some patients may not be as excited about visiting the dentist’s office as others are. However, we are committed to total patient comfort. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, we are here to provide you with sedation dentistry options to help make your dental experience more enjoyable. Additionally, we strive to make our Alpharetta dentist office a tranquil environment that you can look forward to visiting again and again. By taking the time to understand your unique needs, we will create an individualized anxiety and pain management plan for your optimal relaxation, safety, and comfort. If you are interested in our sedation dentistry services, schedule an appointment online today for a consultation with Dr. Hedlund.
Sedation Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA
As your trusted general dentist in Alpharetta, GA, our goal is to help you avoid missing your dental appointments due to dental anxiety. Procrastinating on your dental care only leads to small dental concerns turning into larger dental issues. Often, frequent preventative care can help you avoid costly, more invasive dental procedures that cause dental anxiety in the first place. Here are some common questions we get asked regarding our sedation dentistry services:
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes. We would never incorporate anything into your dental procedure that would have a negative impact on your overall health. Additionally, Dr. Hedlund will thoroughly examine your dental health and overall wellbeing before recommending any type of sedative options.
What kinds of sedation dentistry options do you offer?
At Esthetic Dental Solutions, we offer the following sedation dentistry options:
Local Anesthetic – We use local anesthetic to temporarily numb affected areas of your mouth during treatment. This can be combined with another type of oral sedation or nitrous oxide to ensure patient relaxation. You may feel numb for a few hours following your procedure, those it will eventually wear off.
The Wand® Anesthesia – The Wand anesthesia system is electronically administered and is the size of a ball point pen, with a very small needle at the tip. This device delivers a controlled amount of anesthetic that numbs the area before the needle is inserted.
Oral Sedation – Oral sedation is a pill-form sedative that can be taken before your scheduled appointment. While this pill does not put you to sleep, you may fall asleep from being so relaxed. The sedative will wear off a few hours following the appointment, often leaving patients with little memory of the procedure.
- Nitrous Oxide – Known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a form of sedation administered through a mask that covers the nose. Patients begin to feel relaxed and comfortable within five minutes of breathing in laughing gas. These effects wear off as soon as the mask is removed.
What does sedation dentistry help with?
Sedation dentistry is especially beneficial for patients with dental fear or anxiety. Additionally, it can help patients with a sensitive gag reflex, tooth sensitivity, and those who have difficulty sitting still. Sedation dentistry makes lengthy procedures as well as multiple procedures possible during one appointment.