What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry patients in Salt Lake CityIf you are wondering, “What is sedation dentistry?” Dr. Clint Blackwood at Salt Lake Dental Care would like to introduce you to this fabulous treatment. If you have dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be able to help you. Sedation dentistry may also be called sleep dentistry— though you are not really asleep. Come in to see a sedation dentist and get the treatments you want and need.

Is it time for you to have a dental check-up? Or are you suffering some kind of dental pain? Maybe you are considering cosmetic dentistry–teeth whitening, dental veneers or Invisalign clear braces– but thought it was impossible because of dental phobia. We will work with you to find a solution that will help you accomplish your dental goals.

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray, UT, we want you to answer your question: “What is sedation dentistry?” by helping you explore options for anxiety- and pain-free dental work!

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentists administer medication to patients who have dental anxiety when undergoing dental procedures. Your fear of the dentist may diminish or even disappear. Because a patient’s dental anxiety is lessened, Dr. Blackwood is able to perform more procedures during one visit. This helps save time, but more importantly, it minimizes stress when multiple dental services are required. Additionally, relaxed patients may experience less pain.

Sedation Dentistry Methods

LAUGHING GAS | Our sedation dentist administers this gas, mixed with oxygen that you will breathe through a tube. This gas will help you relax, quickly and safely.

ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION | You will be given a pill to take right before you arrive at your next appointment. This medication will help you relax. You will need to find transportation to and from your appointment because you may feel groggy.

IV SEDATION | The sedation dentistry medication used in IV sedation is monitored to keep you aware but relaxed. Your sedation dentist monitors you closely, so you will stay at a level that keeps you comfortable.

Contact Us Today!

The answer to “what is sedation dentistry?” is–sleep dentistry helps you get the dental care you want and need while still being awake and aware. If you are still unsure about sedation dentistry or would like additional information, Salt Lake Dental Care is happy to serve residents throughout Salt Lake City, including West Jordan and Sandy Utah. Call today, and we can give you more information about how to stay relaxed during dental appointments in Murray UT.