SEDATION DENTISTRY - CHARLOTTE, NC

Anxiety-Free Dentistry

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Leave Your Fear at the Door

Imagine undergoing a complex dental treatment like a root canal or oral surgery, but with no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort you were expecting. It’s possible with our custom sedation dentistry in Charlotte, NC! We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation services customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry. We also offer dental sedation to help you combine multiple treatments into one, efficient appointment, minimizing the number of visits you have overall. If you are struggling with the following concerns, our dentist, Dr. Edwin Porter, and our entire team welcome you to Charlotte Dental Arts for a relaxing visit:
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How You Benefit from Sedation Dentistry

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Choose the Best Sedation for You

Sedation dentistry is closely regulated by law, and there are three types a dentist can administer: mild sedation, moderate sedation, and deep sedation. Mild sedation (anxiolysis) is the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is administered orally for patients with mild anxiety, longer procedures, or more complex situations. You remain awake or very sleepy throughout the entire procedure and can breathe on your own, but you will feel a great sense of relaxation. Patients typically recover within a few hours after the procedure is complete. Moderate sedation is used for patients with moderate dental anxiety and for patients who need lengthy or complex procedures. With conscious sedation, you will remain awake throughout your procedure but will be in a deep state of relaxation. It is recommended that patients receiving conscious sedation have a parent, spouse, or friend accompany them to appointments because it can take several hours for the sedative to wear off and driving may be unsafe.

Our Custom Sedation Options

There is no need to be nervous about having sedation dentistry at our practice. We are licensed by the American Dental Association, and you will find that we are both respectful and professional at all times. We provide nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for easing mild to moderate anxiety. You’ll breathe this sedation in through a mask worn over your nose. Recovery is quick so you can resume your normal activities immediately. We also offer oral sedation, an easy solution that doesn’t require needles. You will be given a prescription pill, which taken about an hour before your appointment, will have you fully relaxed by the time you arrive at our office. You will remain relaxed throughout your visit. We can help you determine which sedation option is right for you based on your anxiety level and the type of treatment you need!

Say goodbye to fear.

Find out which sedation dentistry method is right for you today!

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