Sedation Dentistry - Denver, NC

Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Leave Your Fear at the Door

Dental fear and anxiety keep many Denver, NC patients from receiving the necessary dental care they need for healthy, beautiful smiles. If that sounds like you, put your mind at ease. You’ll have a comfortable experience here at Avason Family Dentistry. Our practice possesses a rare combination of positivity, comfortable amenities, and minimally invasive dental technology that make it easy to overcome your concerns. In fact, we want you to not only receive the dental care you need but enjoy your dental visits, too!

We offer sedation dentistry in Denver, NC customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry. We also offer dental sedation to help you combine multiple treatments into one, efficient appointment, minimizing the number of visits you have overall. Our dentists are certified to offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation and bring in an experienced anesthesiologist for more complex treatment requiring general anesthesia. Let our sedation dentistry treatment put your fears to rest and not only change your relationship with dentistry, but ultimately your smile!

Do You Need Sedation Dentistry?

  • Fear of the dentist
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain threshold
  • Dental anxiety
  • Require multiple complex treatments

Sedation Dentistry Services

Sometimes called “laughing gas” nitrous oxide is a gaseous medication you inhale through a nasal mask. Although you likely won’t laugh, you will feel drowsy and relaxed throughout your treatment. Expect to remain conscious, relaxed, and responsive during your appointment. After treatment is done, we’ll stop the nitrous oxide so you only breathe oxygen. The effects will wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home. Nitrous oxide is safe for children, and we offer this sedation option for our pediatric dentistry patients.

Administered intravenously, this type of sedation puts you in a sleep-like state, though you will remain awake during your procedure. The most customizable form of conscious sedation, IV sedation ensures you’ll remain relaxed and pain-free throughout your appointment. With amnesic effects, many patients who receive IV sedation may not remember much or all of their appointment. With some lasting effects, patients will need someone to drive them home after their visit.

Used for the most complex or extensive dental procedures such as full mouth dental implant placement, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you completely unconscious. Only our partnering anesthesiologist can provide this level of anesthesia and will be present at your appointment to administer and monitor you during your procedure. We are equipped to provide this level of anesthesia in our Denver, NC practice.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Life

If you feel anxious about the sights, sounds, or smells of a dental visit, sedation dentistry may be the solution that keeps you in the dental office and out of bad health. What many of our patients don’t realize is that receiving regular dental care can actually help prevent not only more serious dental issues from occurring, but systemic conditions as well. Tooth decay can lead to gum disease which can cause tooth loss. If left unchecked, the disease-causing bacteria found in gum disease can spread throughout the body and lead to diabetes complications, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease!

We don’t think anyone should experience these side-effects of neglected dental care, which is why we encourage everyone with dental fear to consider sedation dentistry in Denver, NC. We also partner with multiple insurance companies and will help you file claims to ensure your entire treatment process is painless. Don’t let your oral health challenge become a whole-body health challenge. Explore your sedation dentistry options with us at Avason Family Dentistry in Denver, NC and receive the life-changing and life-saving dental care you need—in comfort.

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