Has dental fear or anxiety caused you to skip or cancel your dental appointments in the past? Elegant Smiles is here to ensure your smile gets the attention it needs. In fact, we’ve equipped our office to help you relax during every step of your visit. From accessorizing our office with the comforts of home to using modern dental technology for less-invasive procedures, you can enjoy a brand new experience in dentistry. For patients that need additional help getting comfortable, we also offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows children and adults to get the dental treatments they need for optimal health. If you are interested in sedation dentistry in Atlanta, GA, our team can help. Call today to begin a more comfortable dental experience!
Types of Sedation
Elegant Smiles offers both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. We are happy to explain the benefits of each. We understand how difficult it can be to overcome dental anxiety. Whether you had a bad experience as a child or you simply detest the sound of a dental drill, we understand where you are coming from. Our dentists bring a gentle and compassionate approach to your family’s dental care. We are willing to do whatever it takes to make your visit stress-free and enjoyable.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Patients who choose oral conscious sedation will be asked to take a prescribed sedative pill before they arrive at our office. This medication will help you feel more relaxed and unbothered by the dental work being performed. When selecting this type of sedation dentistry, a friend or family member will need to accompany you to drive you home after the procedure. With oral conscious sedation, you won’t be bothered by surrounding sounds or smells. You will be able to respond to your dentist if needed while being completely relaxed in the dental chair. Your visit will be over before you know it and your dentist will be able to accomplish a lot in just one visit.
Nitrous oxide is a popular form of sedation for both kids and adults. It involves breathing in a colorless, sweet-smelling gas from a small nosepiece during your procedure. Patients immediately feel at ease and drift into a state of deep relaxation. While you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure, you will be able to communicate with the dentist if you choose. The most valued benefit of nitrous oxide sedation is that the effects wear off within minutes of removing the mask, which means you are safe to drive yourself home if you prefer.
Sedation dentistry can be used for a lengthy dental procedure, as well as a simple routine dental cleaning. We want to address your specific level of anxiety so that you can benefit from a comfortable and rewarding experience in dental care. To learn which sedation dentistry option is best for you, please contact our office today!