Many people have dental anxiety, making it stressful for them to receive the dental treatments they need for a healthy smile. At Columbia Dental Center, we do everything in our power to make our patients comfortable when they visit us for care. Our staff is patient and compassionate, and our office is designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. However, when our patients need more than a friendly atmosphere to relax, we also offer sedation dentistry services to make their visits stress-free.
Sedation dentistry gives those with dental anxiety a comfortable way to get their dental care. With oral or IV sedation, you can relax or even sleep while your dental treatments are performed. Not only does this make your dental visits more comfortable for you, it allows us to efficiently give you the best dental care, knowing you are in a relaxed state of mind.
Oral Conscious Sedation
One option we offer for our patients who prefer extra help relaxing is oral conscious sedation. This method uses prescription medications to relax you before and during your dental appointment. Dr. Leppo can prescribe a medication that you take before your visit, usually about an hour ahead of time. You will be conscious for your treatment, but completely relaxed and sedated as we care for your teeth. This is a good option for those with mild to moderate dental anxiety.
For our patients with moderate to high dental anxiety, IV sedation can be used. This puts you into a sleep-like state, making you completely unaware during your treatment. This can also be used for more invasive procedures such as wisdom teeth removal that can be stressful even for those without dental anxiety.
Everyone needs excellent care for their oral health. Sedation dentistry can help those with dental anxiety or special needs patients get the care they need without any stress. Contact Columbia Dental Center today to learn more about our sedation dentistry options.