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Sedation Dentistry
IV Sedation Services for Dental Treatment

Our Dental Care Center surgical dentists hold licensure in the State of Georgia to provide IV Dental Sedation Services in our practice. Using this approach, patients are sedated with an anti-anxiety medication that places the body in a deep state of relaxation.

Unlike general anesthesia, patients that are under IV sedation are able to breathe on their own. Depending on the level of sedation, most patients are able to respond to verbal instruction. IV dental sedation typically creates an amnesic affect; most patients do not remember the details of treatment.

Should I consider Sedation Dentistry?

Our surgical dentists and periodontist generally offer IV sedation as an option for longer surgical appointments, such as wisdom teeth extraction, grafting or periodontal surgical procedures, or placement of dental implants.

Patients that become very anxious during dental treatment may be a candidate for sedation dentistry for longer restorative procedures.

Our dental treatment areas are also equipped with Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for a mildly relaxing temporary effect during dental treatment.

Overcoming Dental Fear

At Dental Care Center of Macon, your comfort is our top priority. During your initial examination and consultation appointment, our dentists and dental specialists will provide you with recommendations for your specific needs.

If you have a history of difficulty with dental procedures, we will talk with you about dental sedation and treatment options to determine the best approach to keep you comfortable while in our care.

Sedation dentistry is also an option for patients with other dental treatment challenges, including:

  • A history of previous traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb, or become very frightened about needles and shots
  • Severe gag reflex
  • Extremely sensitive teeth
  • Extensive restorative needs and limited time for multiple appointments
  • Chronic or acute jaw soreness
  • Physical limitations such as back and neck problems

You are not alone - dental anxiety is very common.

We have helped many patients complete their treatment and return to a routine preventive schedule, all while completely comfortable and stress-free. Take the first step. Contact Dental Care Center of Macon to schedule a complete examination and consultation so we can understand your needs and answer your questions about sedation dentistry.

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