Sedation Dentistry - Johnson City, TN

Sedation Dentistry

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We Can Eliminate Your Dental Fears

We understand that dental visits can trigger fear or anxiety in some patients. If you are delaying treatment because you are fearful about the experience, talk to our sedation dentist in Johnson City about our services. Our sedation dentistry services can make your visit much more comfortable and help you get through your treatment without fear and anxiety. We have helped many patients get the treatment they need with oral sedation and nitrous oxide as part of their treatment plans.

We Have Different Sedation Dentistry Options

We can help you find the right one for your treatment

Oral Sedation

Patients with mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety can benefit from oral sedation. Oral sedation dentistry involves taking anti-anxiety medication about an hour before your appointment. You will feel calm and relaxed throughout treatment and will be able to communicate with Dr. Moore during your procedure. You will feel drowsy after the procedure and will need someone to drive you home.

Nitrous Oxide

One of the most popular methods of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide works almost immediately to calm and relax the body and mind. Many patients report feeling euphoric while inhaling this gas, and we can control the depth of sedation from minute to minute. You will return to normal shortly after the gas is stopped and can expect to feel comfortable throughout your visit.

Local Anesthetic

When we need to numb certain parts of the mouth to perform a procedure, we use local anesthetic. Lidocaine and similar anesthetics work to numb the area long enough for us to perform the procedure and will wear off within a few hours. There are no side effects with local anesthetic; however, you must be careful to avoid eating until your feeling has returned.