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Sedation Dentistry In A Nutshell

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Give us a call to get more information on sedation and schedule a consultation to see what can work for you. We don’t want you to dread your visit to the dentist, especially when we can guarantee your satisfaction. You’re in good, experienced, caring hands, and we don’t want you to risk your oral health just because you’re anxious, or ashamed that you’re anxious.

If you’re like many people, you probably dread going to the dentist. The dentist pokes and prods, and the sound of that drill can send some people scampering for the hills. Dental anxiety is incredibly common, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Your experience at the dentist can be a painful and stressful one, but that’s no reason to avoid it. If you have dental anxiety to the point that you avoid going to the dentist and just grin and bear it, or even if it’s just some fear during your appointments, you might want to consider getting in contact with a sedation dentist in Apex.

I mountain climb and kayak. Im not really afraid of anything but for some reason when I would go to the dentist I would shake like a leaf.Even for simple things like a cleaning. Im so glad I discovered sedation its made everything some much easier. – T. OBryant Apex, NC

What Happens When You Use a Sedation Dentist in Apex for Dental Anxiety

There are a few different options when it comes to anxiety management in the form of sedation during your dental procedure. You can sit down with your sedation dentist and discuss these options and your concerns, and decide what’s right for your level of anxiety. This is a judgment-free time where you can dispel your fears and focus on a plan of dental treatment, coupled with sedation. These options can range from minimal sedation with inhaled nitrous oxide or pills to more moderate options like pills in higher dosages and IV methods. With an IV, the dentist can control and adjust the level of sedation, which can be very helpful. There’s even the option of general anesthesia, like you would have if you were going into surgery. For this, you would not be awake for the procedure. Of course, even while sedated, the area on which the dentist is working would be numbed as well. When you come off of sedation, you don’t want to continue experiencing discomfort or pain. Some people don’t even know these options are available, but they can give you the peace of mind to go and take care of your oral health.

Discuss your sedation options


  • Minimal sedation with inhaled nitrous oxide
  • Oral pill form at a light dose
    • Moderate

      • Oral pill form at a moderate dose
      • IV methods
        • Intensive

          • Oral pill form at a high dose
          • IV methods
          • General anesthesia for surgery