Sedation Dentistry - Charlotte, NC

Sedation Provides Worry-Free Dentistry

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No Need to Fear Gentler Dental Care

According to the American Dental Association, 22% of people avoid going to the dentist due to dental fear, although some studies cite higher figures. Even when people experience warning signs of dental issues including severe toothaches, dental fear can prevent them from seeking care. Dr. Daniel G. Miller and the team at Central Avenue Dental provide a combination of positivity, comfortable amenities, and minimally invasive dental technology to help you overcome your concerns. Dr. Daniel G. Miller offers three levels of sedation dentistry in Charlotte, NC based on your unique degree of dental fear, personal preference, and the type of procedures you require.

In addition to alleviating dental fear, a big advantage of sedation dentistry is that most patients feel like their dental procedure lasted a few minutes, even when it took a couple of hours. Sedation dentistry also enables you to withstand longer periods of time being treated, so procedures that typically require multiple visits can be performed quicker in fewer appointments. This makes it a perfect option for more complex dental procedures, such as full mouth dental implants.

We offer sedation dentistry services customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Common Sedation Dentistry Services

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation relieves dental fear without the use of needles or intravenous tubes and is a potential option if you’re resistant to local numbing anesthetics. This sedation requires a designated person to drive you to and from the office. About an hour prior to your appointment, you’ll take a small pill that induces mild drowsiness. Once you’re completely relaxed and comfortable at our office, Dr. Daniel G. Miller will start treatment. Your vital signs are monitored throughout the procedure to ensure your health and safety.

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Moderate Conscious IV Sedation

Dr. Daniel G. Miller has advanced training and certification in moderate conscious IV sedation, which is a benefit since he can administer this sedation himself. IV sedation is an ideal choice for patients with severe anxiety and those needing more complex treatments. Due to the amnesic effects of the medication, many patients who receive IV sedation forget parts of their care or the entire procedure. Due to some lasting effects, someone will need to drive you home afterward.

Nitrous Oxide

A mainstay of sedation dentistry for decades, nitrous oxide is still the most widely used dental sedation method in the U.S. Within five minutes of inhaling the colorless and odorless gas, pain is neutralized as you experience a euphoric feeling spreading throughout your body. With nitrous oxide, a dental procedure can begin within minutes and Dr. Daniel G. Miller can easily alter the depth of sedation from minute to minute. This completely safe sedation method provides a nearly painless and fear-free dental experience with relatively few side effects.

Sedation Dentistry Protects More Than Smiles

Avoiding dental care can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Spaces left by missing teeth can harbor bacteria and cause a gum infection that can spread to other parts of your body. This can lead to diabetes and pregnancy complications, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. If you’re counting the hours until your next dentist appointment or feeling anxious about having dental work done, sedation dentistry might be the ideal solution for you. Sedation dentistry helps take the fear out of dentistry so you can get the essential treatment you need while feeling comfortable and relaxed. Don’t let an oral health challenge become a whole-body health challenge. Ask about sedation dentistry in Charlotte, NC when you schedule your next appointment at Central Avenue Dental. Our passion for providing life-changing dental care is about leveraging advanced technologies to achieve optimal outcomes while offering ultimate comfort and reassurance to our patients.

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