Sedation Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ
To offer our patients the most relaxing and enjoyable dental experience possible, the team at Anytime Dental – Phoenix provides sedation dentistry to patients who request it. Many patients request sedation during routine dental treatments such as a root canal or a filling, and sedation can often provide additional relaxation during these treatments. For these more routine procedures, local anesthesia is typically used. For more serious procedures such as dental surgeries, a general anesthesia may be used to provide the patient with the most relaxation possible.
The team at Anytime Dental – Phoenix works to provide our patients with the most comfort possible during their dental visits, and are ready and willing to provide patients with sedation during treatments if they request it.
Common Sedation Methods:
There are two main types of sedation our team at Anytime Dental – Phoenix will use with patients request anesthesia for increased comfort during treatment:
- Nitrous Oxide, or “Laughing Gas”: A common sedation method used in dentistry is nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” which is typically enough to provide patients with the amount of comfort they’re looking for during routine dental procedures. Patients will often feel “heavy” when nitrous oxide is administered.
- IV Sedation: Other patients may require or request IV sedation, which, while it does not put patients fully asleep, most patients do not remember the operation they underwent when under IV sedation. This is typically used for procedures where more discomfort can be expected, or where a patient is particularly nervous about undergoing the procedure.
A Solution to Dental Fears and Nerves
Ask our team about sedation dentistry options available to patients at Anytime Dental – Phoenix today!