Our Atlanta West Dentistry team knows dental visits can be scary for some people, but our Marietta sedation dentistry options can definitely help. If you suffer from dental anxiety like so many others, it can become even more intimidating when you need dental care. Sometimes, patients will deal with prolonged dental pain for fear of enduring more pain during treatment!Rhonda on using IV sedation to help her with dental anxiety Read Transcript
I had been to several dentists and had a lot of really bad experiences. Because of that, I had such an intense fear, that I stopped going altogether. But then I had a broken tooth, and I went to a regular dentist. He was like, “No, you're going to have to go to a specialist.” The two dentists that I saw referred me here and said that he could take care of me.
For me, because of the intense phobia that I have, three days before my visit, I typically will start throwing up, and then when I get here, if I make it far. Then I just have a lot of problems, and they're not able to successfully do anything. The sedation made it to where I got my teeth cleaned. I got my tooth taken care of that had been broken, and I'm not so scared that I didn't make my next appointment for my other teeth to be fixed.
I want to get my teeth whitened, and now I can do that. I can smile with my head up. I mean, I'm getting older, and I like having a nice smile. Now I can see that can be for me, thanks to this dentistry.
This staff, they don't treat me like, “Oh, you're just being a baby. You're an adult. You need to act like an adult.” They treat me as though they believe me, and I don't have to say anything. They just believe me. That makes me feel more comfortable. It's just so much nicer and comfortable. It's like a darn family here. I love it.
Our team proves that dentistry does not have to be scary. In fact, it can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Our doctors and staff are here to help calm your fears. We offer three types of sedation options that are specifically designed to help you feel at ease during treatment.
Our dental sedation options can benefit you in many ways, including:
- Relieving your dental anxiety so you don’t fear future appointments
- Helping you fully relax and feel more comfortable during treatment
- Getting several procedures done in one visit for your convenience
- Helping scared children feel more at ease while they receive treatment
To see how sedation can help you, call us at 770-744-4619 today with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation. You’ll find our modern, friendly dentist office at 1808 Powder Springs Road SW in Marietta.
Relax With Laughing Gas
Laughing gas is the least intense and invasive form of sedation options that we offer, and it’s even a great option for kids. This type of sedation is administered by one of our highly trained doctors, and it allows you to inhale the gas right before the procedure. It will help you relax and feel at ease during treatment. Afterward, the effects will wear off quickly and you’ll be able to drive yourself home with no problem.
Soothe Your Nerves Before Your Visit Using Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is the next step up from laughing gas. You’ll take a pill as directed right before your treatment. While you will be fully conscious and aware during the procedure, you will be extremely comfortable. Afterward, you’ll need a trusted family member or friend to drive you home.
Snooze During Treatment With IV Sedation
This is our highest level of sedation and allows you to be completely asleep during more complicated procedures, such as restorative dentistry. When you wake up, you will not be able to recall the sights, smells, or sounds of the procedure.
We have a specially designed surgical sedation suite where our IV sedation equipment is set up. The suite features a plush, comfortable dental chair, a dedicated restroom, an outside exit, and privacy from the rest of the office. A friend or family member will need to make sure you get home safely after this type of sedation.
Call Atlanta West Dentistry at 770-744-4619 today with any questions regarding our Marietta sedation dentistry options. You can also contact us through our online form. Every member of our staff is devoted to helping you have the best experience possible at our dentist office!