Dental Sedation in Scottsdale, AZ
Many people experience fear or anxiety before going to the dentist. No matter what the cause, dental sedation can help relax and even completely sedate you before a procedure. Even if you are just coming in for a routine checkup, Dr. Alison P. Schwartz can provide an appropriate level of sedation dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ.
What is dental sedation?
Dentists often use sedation techniques to put patients in a calm and relaxed mood before beginning a procedure.
- Nitrous Oxide – This one of the most commonly used dental sedation methods in the country. You have probably heard it referred to as “laughing gas.” Within five minutes of inhaling the colorless, odorless gas, patients become calm and euphoric. Once the gas is turned off, the patient will return to normal. This is often used to calm patients prior to administering local anesthetic.
Am I a candidate for dental sedation?
Dental sedation is best used for patients who have:
- Had traumatic experience in the past
- Difficulty getting numb
- A sensitive gag reflex
- Fear of needles or injections
Regardless of your past dental experiences or fears and anxiety, we can provide the necessary comfort and enable you to receive dental treatment. To learn more about sedation dentistry in Phoenix, AZ, contact Dr. Schwartz and schedule your consultation today!