Sedation Dentistry Options
- Posted on: Apr 8 2016
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 the patient unconscious
These sedation dentistry options allow for optimal relaxation – even for the most nervous of patients – and can be used to help men, women, and children feel completely at ease before, during, and after their visit.
If you struggle with common discomforts such as sensitive teeth or TMJ, or if you suffer from dental phobia, please call (480) 834-6991 to schedule a sedation dentistry consultation at our comfortable Mesa office.
Sedation vs. Sleep Dentistry
While sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are sometimes used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Sleep dentistry relies on IV sedation and comes with all of the risks and complications common with surgical sedation methods.
Sedation dentistry produces a feeling of mental and physical ease, but does not put the patient to sleep. This eliminates the risks of deep sedation while also allowing patients to remain responsive to directions from our dentists and staff. However, if you are choosing oral sedation for your procedure, it is still a good idea to arrange for a ride home. We can discuss this with you in greater detail during your sedation dentistry consultation.
To schedule a sedation dentistry consultation, please contact Scott T. LeSueur, DDS & Charles A. Dodaro, DDS today. Located in Mesa, our sedation dentists serve Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.
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