If you’re counting down the hours until your next dreaded dentist appointment, or can’t control your fingers or your brain when it comes to having dental work done, sedation dentistry might be just the solution for you. We want all of our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable, and have happy, healthy smiles for life.
Sedation dentistry allows patients with any form of dental anxiety to get the dental care they need – minus the anxiety. Your Charlotte dentist, Dr. Miller at Central Avenue Dental offers nitrous sedation, commonly known as “laughing gas.”
A combination of nitrous and oxygen is inhaled through a small mask, and you will almost instantly begin to feel the effects. You will feel relaxed and comfortable, a little lethargic, and might even get the giggles. You will remain awake and conscious and able to respond to the doctor at all times during your treatment. The effects will wear off in time for you to drive yourself home from your appointment.
Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans. If you have any form of dental anxiety that is preventing you from getting the dental care you need, we want you to know that you’re not alone, and that your concerns are taken seriously. We highly recommend sedation dentistry for patients with any of the following concerns:
Sedation dentistry can help take the fear out of dentistry, and make sure your appointment is relaxed and comfortable. Who knows, you might even enjoy coming to the dentist! Your oral and overall health will thank you.
Depending on your level of dental anxiety, we may prescribe IV sedation for your next treatment. IV sedation is a kind of middle ground for dental sedation where you are not fully asleep, but you will not be completely aware of everything around you during your appointment. It works very quickly and it is easy to adjust the dosage depending on the individual. Dr. Miller is well-trained in IV sedation administration and will make your next appointment easy and painless!