Gentle Sedation Dentistry in Charlotte, NC
If you have anxiety when visiting the dentist, you are not alone. A large portion of the population suffers from dental phobias. ART Dentistry in South Park practices gentle dentistry through sedation and is committed to assuring your comfort throughout treatment.
Two Options for Sedation
We offer sedation dentistry because Dr. Todd Martin believes that nothing should keep you away from the dentist. He understands the need for effective relaxation techniques that will make your experience with us a positive one.
Our Charlotte sedation dental practice offers two kinds of sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
For people who have mild anxiety about visiting the dentist, nitrous oxide is a good solution. This is a fast-acting, safe, and effective gas that is inhaled throughout the dental procedure. It doesn't cause drowsiness, but does make patients feel as though they are dreaming, and relives much of the anxiety or discomfort that a patient may feel during treatment.
After the procedure is over the patient is given oxygen for a view minutes to restore full sensory function. Nitrous oxide is a gentle gas and wears off very quickly. There are no lasting effects, so if you are sedated with nitrous oxide you are still able to drive yourself home from your appointment afterward.
Oral Conscious Sedation:
This kind of sedation is for people with moderate or severe dental anxiety. We provide medication for you to take before your appointment so when you arrive at our office you'll already be feeling relaxed.
Oral sedation is safe, and can help us complete the dental work you require quickly, as more can be accomplished in one visit. While you will be awake during your dental procedure, you will feel relaxed. Most patients remember few details of the dental procedures themselves.
With this option, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment, as you will still be feeling the effects of the sedation for some time after your appointment has ended.
Call Us Today for More Information
At ART Dentistry in South Park, we understand how important it is for patients to be relaxed and comfortable during treatment. We won’t let anxiety stand in the way of anyone receiving the dental care they need.
Call Dr. Todd Martin, your sedation dentist in Charlotte, to learn more about how our sedation dentistry techniques can put an end to you dental fears.