Sedation Dentistry

Anxiety regarding dental treatments is a common experience for many. For some, the fear can cause one to delay or put off seeking dental all together, which leads to unnecessary pain and the need for more invasive and complex treatment. Even if you have had an unpleasant experience in the past, your future dental visits do not have to be this way. 

Dr. Kim and his team at Covell Family Dental understand the anxiety you may be experiencing. We are dedicated to finding a way to make you as comfortable as possible to ensure that you enjoy good oral health and get treatments done in a timely manner. Dr. Kim makes it a point to explain the condition of your teeth, potential treatments, and what we can do to remove anxiety of the unfamiliar.

Types of Sedation

We also offer two types of sedation- nitrous oxide and oral sedation. 

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a great option for those who want to experience a little more relaxation during their treatment. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is very safe, non-invasive, and helps those with mild anxiety during their treatment.

A great benefit to this type of sedation is that there are no side effects such as lingering grogginess so that at the end of your treatment, you can resume your normal routine. 

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is usually reserved for those who suffer from severe anxiety and is achieved through the use of anxiolytics (any drug used to treat anxiety). This is also a safe and non-invasive option.

Before your procedure, a prescription will be given for a medication to be taken the night before. An additional dose will be taken at our office before the procedure to ensure that you are relaxed and stress-free. For your safety, we ask that you secure a companion to drive you both to and from the office the day of the procedure. 

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

Dr. Kim can work with you to determine which of these options are the most appropriate for you. A combination of both nitrous oxide and oral sedation is also possible. We want to ensure that you have a stress-free, pain-free, relaxed experience so that pursuing good dental health is never put off due to dental anxiety.

Call to Learn More About Sedation Dentistry 

Nitrous oxide and oral sedation have made it possible for many anxiety-ridden patients to seek and pursue necessary dental treatments that they would otherwise have avoided. The benefit of using these practices is substantial.

We are as committed as you are to healthy teeth and if you are putting off treatment due to anxiety, we would like to welcome you to experience gentle, stress-free dentistry. Please call our office to schedule your appointment.