Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is most often recommended to patients who suffer from dental phobia or increased anxiety when thinking about the dentist. Sedation dentistry can help patients who hate the sights, sounds, or smells of dental offices. Dental sedation makes it possible for even the most anxious patient to receive the dental care they need.

Sedation dentistry allows nervous patients to become fully relaxed during any dental procedure. But dental sedation is not just for those who suffer from dental anxiety. The advantages of sedation dentistry can also extend to those with:

  • Highly sensitive teeth
  • Difficulty becoming numb with local anesthesia
  • Difficulty sitting still through long procedures
  • An overactive gag reflex
  • Jaw pain or tenderness

Sedation dentistry can even help patients complete dental work faster. If you need a lengthy dental procedure or have several procedures that you would like, we can increase your tolerance with dental sedation and possibly decrease the number of necessary appointments.

The best way to find out if sedation dentistry is a good option for you is through a consultation with Dr. Williamson. She will answer any questions you may have about sedation dentistry, and help you determine the best way to guarantee your comfort throughout any procedure.

Nitrous Oxide with Dr. Karen Williamson, DDS

We want you to be able to relax throughout your dental visits and to form a good relationship with dentistry. When you trust your dentist and her team, you can achieve a perfect smile without any hesitation.

Nitrous oxide allows you to relax during your appointment, and to receive your treatments without any stress or fear. Immediately following your appointment, the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off, and you will probably even be able to drive yourself home!

Nitrous oxide is administered through an inhaler placed over the nose. We will adjust your dosage based on your preferences and bodily responses. You will feel the effects of nitrous oxide within minutes.

Whether you need a single filling or a total smile makeover, sedation dentistry may improve your dental experience. We would love to help you create a worry-free dental care zone. Give us a call today to learn more!