Sedation Dentist in Wilmington, NC
Experience Anxiety-Free Treatment & Compassionate Care
We know that some people do their best to tolerate painful dental issues without treatment – anything to avoid a visit to their dentist! Does this common condition describe you or a family member? If so, don’t worry – our compassionate sedation dentist in Wilmington, NC, and our expert team have several solutions just for you.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a light form of conscious sedation which means you’re never “put under” as is the case with General Anesthesia, such as in hospitals for larger operations. Whether undergoing Oral sedation by taking one or two pills before your procedure, or IV sedation, you are able to complete your dental procedures in a very relaxed and comfortable state. Both you and our team are still able to interact with one another to ensure the procedure is carried out as safely and efficiently as possible. However, typically most patients have very little memory of the procedure, which is a huge benefit for those with higher levels of anxiety related to dentistry. This is especially helpful with local anesthetic injections as well as other potentially unpleasant sights, sounds, and smells commonly associated with dental treatment.
You can trust that you will be taken care of by a well-trained team containing BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) certifications, and who have your best interest and safety in mind at all times.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Oral Sedation – An option for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety, but who do not wish to have an IV started. Oral sedation may appear as simple as taking one or two pills but is monitored and treated as thoroughly as IV sedation. One significant drawback to oral sedation is that, unlike IV sedation, you cannot fine-tune the level of sedation, and thus patient experiences can vary depending on metabolism, age, and medical history. For both oral and IV sedation, although conscious, it is not uncommon for patients to comfortably drift in and out of sleep during the procedure.
IV Sedation – A predictable sedation option that can be used for mild, moderate, or severe dental anxiety. It is beneficial for patients that wish to get multiple treatments done to minimize the number of dental appointments. IV medications can be given and fine-tuned specifically to each patient, which greatly improves the effectiveness of the sedation experience.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About our Sedation Dentist in Wilmington, NC Today
Patients tell us they appreciate all the extra steps our caring dental team takes to ensure they remain comfortable and anxiety-free. When you are ready to experience our 5-star dental care, schedule your Comprehensive New Patient Exam by calling 910-762-0958 or by clicking here to use our online scheduling form. Your appointment includes an oral cancer screening, a periodontal exam, a tooth-by-tooth exam, an aesthetic consultation, and a TMJ and bite pattern exam.
We look forward to helping you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile!
As one of the premier dental practices in Wilmington, NC, our doctors and staff at Atlantic Dental Group also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Leland, Brunswick, and Wrightsville Beach & Carolina Beach, NC, and surrounding areas.