Category Archives: Sedation Dentistry Options

Understanding sedation dentistry vs. sleep dentistry

When patients hear the term sleep dentistry, they sometimes believe that it is just another term for sedation dentistry. Unfortunately, sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are two different types of treatments. At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we can help patients discern the difference between these terms and better understand the process and purpose […]

Should I Have Sedation Dentistry?

There are lots of people who come to the dentist with a little bit of nerves, or even avoid seeing their dentist because of anxiety. You might even be one of those people! But, you shouldn’t ignore your teeth and their health, even if you are nervous about the dentist. Often, fear takes over, making […]

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What You Can Do About Your Fear of the Dentist

It is not unusual to feel anxiety over visiting the dentist. Between 9%-20% of Americans will steer clear of the dentist due to fear or anxiety. Having a dental phobia is even more severe than suffering from general dental anxiety. With dental phobia, you may feel terrified or suddenly panicked, although you know the fear […]

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Your Top Questions about Sedation Dentistry, Answered

If you were scared of the dentist as a child but never quite outgrew that fear, you’re not alone. Between 9%-20% of Americans suffer from excessive anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. If this is the case for you, you may want to consider how sedation dentistry can help you relax. Sedation dentistry […]

Comfortable Sedation

Sedation Dentistry Options

Mesa sedation dentists Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro offer two gentle and effective forms of sedation: Nitrous oxide – also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is suitable for patients who experience mild to moderate dental anxiety Oral sedation – suitable for all types of discomforts, oral sedation produces complete relaxation without rendering […]

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