Do you want to create a great smile in a comfortable, calm and soothing environment? If so, sedation dentistry is likely a perfect solution for you. You may wonder “What is sedation dentistry” if you are not familiar with the term. Our sedation dentists utilize sedation methods to help our patients near Mountain Brook receive an anxiety-free, relaxing experience when they may otherwise be afraid to even step into our dental office in Birmingham.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
“What is sedation dentistry?” is a common question now that more people are learning about sedation dentists and sleep dentistry. Simply put, sedation dentists utilize safe and proven sedatives to calm and sooth dental patients — enabling them to receive needed dental treatment they might otherwise avoid. If you experience intense or moderate dental phobia, sleep dentistry may just change your whole outlook on dentistry. If you still have questions like “What is sedation dentistry?” or similar, feel free to see our FAQs page here.
NOT ALL SEDATION DENTISTS ARE EQUAL
Though there are many “sedation dentists” in the Birmingham and Mountain Brook communities, you should exercise as much care in choosing from sedation dentists as you would family physicians. Your health is on the line! Yes, sleep dentistry is a fantastic way for you to receive dental care if you normally avoid the dentist, but you will also want to make sure you are receiving the best dental care quality available.
SEDATION DENTISTRY OPTIONS
Not only do we offer top-quality dental services, we offer two popular sedation dentistry methods to help even the most anxious patient receive our quality services.
NITROUS OXIDE | You may know it as “laughing gas”. Nitrous oxide is administered through a breathing mask and takes effect quickly. Laughing gas is a great way to “take the edge off” during a dental visit and can make all the difference in the world when
ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION | Often called “sleep dentistry”. Oral conscious sedation employs a sedative pill that calms the patient substantially. Sleep dentistry is actually not entirely accurate because the patient will still be conscious during treatment — just in a relaxed state.
One HUGE benefit of sedation dentistry for some of our patients is the lack of needles involved in the sedation process.
If you believe nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation (sleep dentistry) will help you get the care you need, call us today to schedule a visit to our Birmingham office serving the Mountain Brook and surrounding communities. We will make sure you are completely comfortable and receive the highest quality dental care during your visit.