While we are able to deliver painless injections, some patients are naturally anxious at even the thought of a needle. If this sounds like you, sedation dentistry might make your visit a lot more enjoyable.
One hour before your visit you take a pill that we dispense to you. You then reach a level of sedation that allows you to answer questions but relax through your entire visit. This is also ideal for those who are busy and want to get all their treatment done in one convenient visit.
We are one of the few general practices in the country qualified to administer not only oral sedation, but also IV sedation for all procedures, whether extensive or minor. Dr. Simpson and Dr. Santoro both administer IV sedation, and Dr. Simpson, who has achieved Mastership in the ADSA College of Sedation, also provides sedation services for Dr. Salvatore’s patients when desired.
We also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for any procedure, including cleanings, upon request. Also known as “laughing gas,” this sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases. Because it’s out of your system quickly, you can drive yourself home when your treatment is complete.
Call our office at (602) 464-7211 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.