We understand that fear of dentistry can be an overwhelming reality for many patients. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting a dentist.
We offer a variety of sedation options in addition to routine local anesthesia to get your mouth numb. We are able tailor the anesthesia to your need or desire. Although every procedure we offer can be successfully accomplished with local anesthesia (getting numb), for many people sedation to relieve anxiety makes for a better experience.
Nitrous oxide: N2O, commonly known as laughing gas or nitrous. Nitrous can be very effective for mild to moderate anxiety.
Oral sedation: A powder form of medication put under your tongue 30 minutes before your dental procedure allowing us to do your treatment while you are in a more relaxed mood.
Intravenous conscious sedation: Also known as “Twilight Sedation” It is used to help enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that might be uncomfortable. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, drifting in and out of sleep – a “twilight sleep”
Intravenous deep sedation: This options works well for patients with severe dental anxiety or is resistant to the medications used for routine IV sedation. This type of sedation is administered by a Board Certified M.D. Anesthesiologist
Not only will our team treat you with expertise and care, but IV sedation can allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, your Total Freedom Team will be hard at work making sure you we give you the best dentistry can give you.
We are able tailor the anesthesia to your need or desire. Once again, all sedation options we offer are given in the safety and comfort of our office environment.
Please note that you shouldn’t drive or travel on your own after you’ve taken any of these oral or IV sedation medications. Make sure you have someone with you, even if you traveled by bus or foot! It’s easy to become disorientated.
We have a team of specialist here and are happy to be able to offer many additional dental treatment options including the following:
Dental Cleanings, Periodontal Maintenance, Tooth Extractions including Wisdom Teeth, Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Porcelain Veneers, Immediate Dentures, Partial Dentures, Denture Relines, and Replacing your worn, existing hybrid denture or bar over-denture.