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Sedation Dentistry - CHARLOTTE, NC

Sedation Provides Worry-Free Dentistry

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

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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. Kristin Abbas 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. Kristin Abbas 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.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For Me?

  • Any kind of dental anxiety
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain threshold
  • Resistance to local numbing agents
  • Highly sensitive teeth
  • Multiple complex treatments
  • Trouble sitting through lengthy appointments
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • A fear of needles and shots
  • Aversion to the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
  • Fear or embarrassment about teeth

Common Sedation Dentistry Services

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. Kristin Abbas will start treatment. Your vital signs are monitored throughout the procedure to ensure your health and safety.

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. Kristin Abbas 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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Thank you for choosing Central Avenue Dental as your go-to dentist for Sedation Dentistry in Central Charlotte. We can't wait to work with you to achieve the smile of your dreams!

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  • Dr Abbas is great, a brilliant dentist and amazing bedside manner.

    David Farmer

    Dr. Abbas is excellent she really took the time to explain things to me and what the options are and what the plan would be for the future

    Shirley Hogestyn

    Dr. Abbas was FANTASTIC! Very friendly, and careful to be pain free! I will be coming back as needed!

    Thomas Hayes

    Dr. Abbas has worked with me, and taught me so much. I can ask her anything. Great bedside

    Kimberly Brown
  • From the front desk to the time I sat in the chair with the first technician to the hygienist then the dentist, next with the financial consultation I had, everyone was impeccable on all accounts. Each one took their time and explained everything and were very patient and kind. Dr. Abbas is a stellar dentist with her friendly yet thoroughly competent demeanor. I felt well cared for and in good hands. Thank you everyone!

    Abby Dillworth
  • I've been very pleased with my dentist and her staff. Dr. Abbas provides an honest and unbiased opinion. She fixed one of my fillings, and it was a more comfortable procedure than previous dental work I've had performed. The staff is personable and professional. I'd recommend this office to family.


    I cannot express in words the level of care I receive from Dr. Abbas and her team. I feel more care from this team than I do from the VA. Thank you for always treating me with kindness, respect, and compassion all these years. "Esse quam videri."

    Evan Bowen
  • Where do I start!! From the first phone call the receptionist was polite and very helpful with getting me in for my emergent matter. The day of my appointment I was nervous but the staff were amazing. Lindsey and Dr Abbas were awesome. they laughed with me and made me feel completely comfortable. Their genuine smiles could be seen behind their masks. Central Avenue Dental is by far the BEST dental office I have been to. Thanks again to all the amazing staff for helping me achieve a smile that I feel comfortable wearing.

    Courtney Miller
  • I am very happy with Central Avenue Dental. Dr. Abbas is so attentive to any question or concern and her work has been flawless. Jessica and Lindsay have both fantastic as well.

    Wade Sant

    Dr. Abbas and Lindsey were awesome! Been to lots of dental offices over the years and they made my lengthy visit pleasant (and not painful). I got my issue taken care of promptly, efficiently and professionally and highly recommend .

    John Sullivan

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