Stress-Free Dental Care with Dr. Sullivan
Dental anxiety is a serious phobia that prevents millions of patients from receiving the treatment they need to maintain a healthy smile. If you’re one of these patients, we offer three sedation options at our practice to help you relax in the dental chair.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide provides a wave of euphoria that will help you remain calm throughout your treatment. It’s inhaled through a small mask that we place over your nose and you’ll start to feel the effects right away.
You won’t remember your treatment after it’s over, which can help to reduce your anxiety for future visits. The effects are also reversed very quickly, so you can drive yourself home from our office.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a pill roughly an hour before your appointment. By the time you arrive at our office, the sedation effects will have kicked in and Dr. Sullivan will begin your treatment. Though you won’t lose consciousness, you’ll feel totally relaxed and have little to no memory of the procedure afterward.
Since you take the medication before you arrive and the effects may linger after treatment, you’ll need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment.
If you choose IV sedation, Dr. Sullivan will administer a liquid sedative intravenously to put you in a state of deep relaxation. He’ll also monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure your safety. As with the other sedation methods, you won’t remember your treatment once it’s over.
While IV sedation kicks in almost immediately, it may take a while for the effects to wear off. As a result, you’ll need someone to drive you home from our office.
Ask Dr. Sullivan About Sedation
If you’d like to learn more about your sedation options, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Sullivan. He’ll be happy to explain everything in detail and help you determine the right choice for you.
Call our office in Gilbert at (480) 389-0289 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sullivan today.