If the thought of dental treatment fills you with dread, then consider sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry enables patients who have a low pain threshold, very sensitive teeth, a gag reflex, or moderate-to-severe anxiety the ability to undergo dental treatment. Talk with one of our doctors who can review your options from simple sedation treatments to more complex techniques, such as IV sedation. He'll make your dentistry anxiety-free.
DR. BRETT MARTIN
DMD - CHANDLER
DR. CHAPIN SMITH
DDS - QUUEN CREEK
DR. ROBERT JONES
DMD - MESA
Sedation dentistry, sometimes called “Sleep Dentistry,” is a safe, gentle option used to help patients relax while they are having dental treatment. Medication will be used but you usually remain awake, unless you opt for a general anesthetic which will make you sleep.
Your doctor will discuss the sedation options with you so that you can choose the one you prefer and which the doctor feels is best suited to your circumstances:
Do you suffer from dental anxiety? If you avoid dental appointments or dread them to no end, it might be time to experience the magic of sedation dentistry.
Many patients experience at least a little nervousness or concern before a dental appointment, but others have full-blown anxiety. This encompasses approximately 30-40 million Americans who may not be receiving the dental care they need, and if they are receiving it, they may absolutely hate it!
Dr. Martin wants to give you a far better dental experience at Martin Dental. First and foremost, we create a caring atmosphere here. Next, we always use a gentle and conservative approach when administering any treatment, combined with advanced technology to optimize your safety.
Some patients need just a little more than proper care and patient amenities to have a great dental visit. If you’re one of those patients, come talk with Dr. Martin about sedation dentistry.
Patients who may benefit from dental sedation include:
Dental care is pivotal, and preventive care is best. If we can get you in for your regular dental appointments, we can increase your comfort and change your life.
Being sedated while you have dental work completed brings with it many benefits. Your anxiety will be relieved, you will be less aware or totally unaware of the procedure being carried out and your fear will be a thing of the past.
If the thought of dental treatment fills you with dread, then sedation dentistry is well worth considering. Whether you have a phobia or something less, by allowing your dentist to sedate you, dental treatment can be carried out quickly and efficiently. Talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry if you have problems with any of the following:
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an easily regulated sedation option that helps patients feel calm and even euphoric. All you have to do is show up and wear a breathing mask over your nose. Once we remove the mask, the effects of the nitrous oxide will quickly vanish.
Patients who have moderate to severe dental anxiety may prefer oral conscious sedation. Dr. Martin will prescribe a pill that you can take one hour before your dental appointment. By the time you get into your chair, we guarantee you will feel relaxed and detached!
Need a deeper level of sedation than oral conscious offers? IV sedation pulls the patient into a deep sense of ease. The patient will not remember any sights, sounds, or smells from their visit.
One of Dr. Martin’s favorite parts of being a dentist is giving patients a better relationship with dentistry. Let’s talk today to determine if dental sedation could be helpful for you.