Eliminate Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

At Putnam Dental Associates, we know that for some patients, a visit to the dentist can cause anxiety. For others, health conditions such as arthritis can make it very uncomfortable to sit in the dentist’s chair for extended periods. That is why we provide our patients with the best options available in sedation dentistry. Your dentist can review your medical history and help you decide which sedation option is best for you. We want your dental experience at Putnam Dental to be as calm and comfortable as possible.

Nitrous Oxide

This mild sedative, also known as "laughing gas," is easily administered through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation is a moderate sedative administered through direct injection into the bloodstream. This sedation is immediate, and in most cases, it will make you feel as though you've slept through the entire procedure.

Oral Sedation

If you have a moderate to severe need for sedation, oral medications may be a great choice for you. We offer several different types of oral sedation that are typically administered the night before or day of your procedure. In fact, with this option, you can be sedated for up to eight hours at a time.

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Whether you struggle from dental anxiety, an active gag reflex, or trouble sitting for long periods of time, sedation therapy can help put your mind and body at ease. Below are some advantages associated with sedation:

  • Immediate alleviation of dental anxiety.
  • Your dentist can accomplish more during each visit.
  • Safe and comfortable treatment with no pain.
  • Dental treatment and procedures take less time.
  • Creates a comfortable and relaxing experience.
  • Alleviates active gag reflex.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

We know that dental anxiety and fear is a very real concern. It can keep you from attending routine dental exams. In turn, you may experience pain and suffering due to tooth decay and gum disease. Your comfort and care is our ultimate priority. Therefore, we will do our best to make sure your dental experience is a safe and comfortable one.

If you find yourself in pain and avoiding the dentist due to anxiety, sedation dentistry can provide you with a safe, stress-free dental experience.

Don’t let dental phobia keep you from getting the treatment you need. Contact our office today and find out more about our sedation dentistry options.