There are a lot of people who have a fear of going to the dentist. For some, it’s a life-long issue stemming from bad childhood experiences. Others have an aversion to having their mouths poked and prodded. No matter the reason, Seven Hills Dentistry understands that coming to our office may cause you anxiety. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry options that will have you lying back and relaxing through any procedure!
Our Office, Your Comfort
At Seven Hills Dentistry, we strive to create a relaxed atmosphere long before you get to the dentist's chair. Our helpful staff is on hand to talk you through each procedure, from simple cleanings to dental surgeries. We want our patients to feel at home when they visit our office, so we provide personalized service for everyone that walks through our doors!
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
If you have had a bad dental experience or heightened anxiety levels around dental appointments, there are many benefits to sedation dentistry. With this treatment, we administer an anesthetic as there is less risk of adverse side effects. Using sedation dentistry allows dentists to work with you during your exam instead of against your fears.
Sedation dentistry is offered as an alternative to general anesthetic and is a service that provides complete relaxation. Options included using laughing gas or a combination of that and oral conscious sedation to put you into a deeply relaxed state.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Laughing gas is the most common and recognizable form of dental sedation, creating a mild sense of euphoria and lightheadedness. The gas can be controlled throughout the procedure, ensuring you only take as much as needed. The effects wear off very quickly, and you may even be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
Oral medications are another sedation option that can also help people who have a low pain threshold, a sensitive gag reflex, or who cannot sit comfortably in a chair for prolonged periods. Combined with laughing gas, patients become groggy though self-aware, and may even fall asleep during treatment (though they can be woken with a gentle shake). The Seven Hills Dentistry team can determine the best sedation method for you.
Care & Comfort at Seven Hills Dentistry
If you are in Dallas, GA, or the surrounding areas such as Hiram, Cartersville, Power Springs, Rockmart, Villa Rica, Rome, Emerson, or Douglassville and feel anxious about dental treatment, call to schedule a consultation today.