At Greentree, sedation dentistry is just another helpful tool for giving you your best smile without any additional hassle. We want you to be comfortable and at ease while taking care of your overall health.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is simply the use of sedatives in dentistry to create a calm and relaxed procedure for the patient. It includes providing a medication to relieve anxiety for the patient and make the experience more comfortable.
How does it work at Greentree?
Greentree provides conscious sedation, meaning that the patient is able to stay awake and aware during the procedure. Many patients refer to this as a “twilight” experience. This allows us to avoid any stronger side effects or dangers of general anesthesia while still making the experience a breeze for patients.
How do I know I can trust my dentist for a procedure like this?
Dr. Ferguson, our primary dentist that does these types of procedures, has had many pleasant experiences with these procedures. He reports that patients who have elected for this option have been “extremely pleased with the result”. Dr. Ferguson has been through rigorous trainings and continuing education on sedation dentistry and has had years of experience as well.
Would I be a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
Weather you are heading into a larger procedure, typically have a strong physical reaction to the idea of going to the dentist, or just feel a little anxious and want your next procedure to fly by, sedation dentistry could be a great option for you.
If you are expecting to have:
- A large procedure done that may take a long time
- A lot of anxiety at your next appointment
- Physical discomfort to to the stress you experience in anticipation of you next dental procedure
- Hesitations towards getting the dental care you need because of your fears
This may be the perfect solution for you.
Talk to your dentist or give us a call at 614-459-5511 with questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation.