Sedation Dentistry 2018-02-16T00:20:14+00:00

Sedation Dentistry

At Aspen Hill Smiles Family Dentistry we make sure you are comfortable. We offer a range of sedation techniques to cater to your needs and the procedures being performed, thus leaving you happy and care-free!

Richard Wyne DDS cleaning a patients teeth

Relax– you’re in good hands.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is often mistakenly thought to induce sleep.  In fact, most sedatives allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure.  Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation only work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.

Sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety and no pain.  Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards.  Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.

Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver.  Sometimes, sedatives are provided the night before the dental visit, which means that driving to or from the appointment is not advisable.

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“Dr. Wyne is cut from the cloth of medical professionals of decades past. He is a healthcare professional FIRST and a businessman second. He cares about his patients’ health as opposed to the blatant greed exhibited by other local dentists who will sell you a bridge or crown you do not need. I HIGHLY recommend him! He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, careful and – notable for a dentist – GENTLE.”

Why feel anxious when you don’t have to?

Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry.
  • Anxiety is alleviated.
  • Few side effects.
  • More can be accomplished during each visit.
  • No needles.
  • No pain.
  • Perfectly safe.
  • Procedures seem to take less time.
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woman waiting in a dental chair for the doctor and dental hygienist to come clean her teeth
woman waiting in a dental chair for the doctor and dental hygienist to come clean her teeth

Why feel anxious when you don’t have to?

Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry.
  • Anxiety is alleviated.
  • Few side effects.
  • More can be accomplished during each visit.
  • No needles.
  • No pain.
  • Perfectly safe.
  • Procedures seem to take less time.
Book an appointment
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