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Sedation Dentistry

Anxiety-Free Dental Care

Easing Dental Anxiety

If you experience fear or anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. At Wood Creek Dental, we understand your fears and are here to help. We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, trusting, and non-judgmental environment for patients throughout upstate South Carolina who struggle with dental fear and anxiety.

Often, a compassionate, understanding and sensitive dentist and staff can make all the difference in enabling fearful patients to be able to relax and receive their treatment. Extra comfort measures, such as headphones tuned to your choice of music, blankets, and nitrous gas are also readily available to help alleviate anxiety and to assist in providing the utmost of comfort and care for our patients.

However, for those who require more intervention for the successful treatment of their dental needs, we gladly offer the added benefits of sedation dentistry in our Greenville office.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

  • What is Sedation Dentistry?

    Sedation dentistry is the practice of using sedatives to help a patient feel more comfortable and relaxed for their dental procedure. It can encompass a wide spectrum of alternatives for patients, from a light, oral medicine to a more controllable, IV-administered sedation medication.

    At our Wood Creek Dental office in Greenville, we can offer various modes of sedation, but our focus is on IV sedation administered by an anesthesia professional. In this model of sedation, we have partnered with Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to bring a comprehensive approach to the many considerations of providing sedation in our Greenville dental practice and to maintain the highest safety measures possible.

    This partnership allows our dentists to fully concentrate on your dental needs and treatment, while a skilled anesthesia professional is dedicated solely to administering and managing the specific level of sedation needed for your optimal comfort and safety throughout the entire appointment.

    Our recommendation for your sedation will depend on your level of anxiety, the length of your treatment, your medical history, and any restrictive guidelines governed by the American Dental Association (ADA).

  • Advantages of IV Sedation
    • Administered and monitored by a highly trained anesthesia professional devoted entirely to your safety and comfort
    • More efficiency in the treatment plan and less time for patient in the chair
    • Specifically tailored to your needs based on your medical history and treatment complexity
    • Short-acting with less of a lingering, groggy effect
    • Greater control over the level of sedation needed (easily adjusted as needed throughout your appointment)
  • Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

    Because the health of your mouth is vitally important to your overall health, we offer free sedation consultations to patients desiring to explore the option of sedation dentistry and to determine if you are a candidate. We are happy to discuss your needs in person and determine how we can best help with your dental care. Avoiding the dentist because of past trauma or fear of pain, can lead to a host of dental issues including, but not limited to, tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Sedation dentistry is great for those who have:

    • Anxiety or an intense phobia of the dentist
    • Experienced past dental trauma
    • A sensitive gag reflex
    • Years of dental work to catch up on
    • A complex or lengthy treatment plan
    • A desire to combine several treatments into one relaxing, stress-free visit

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