Sedation Dentistry: A New Hope for Patients with Extreme Dental Phobias By Dr. Pinnix on November 28, 2012

Sometimes patients may become a little nervous when it comes time for their dental visit. However, for a true dental phobia, someone walking in the front door and smelling the natural odor of a dentist office, will send them running. Before all the new technology in the field of dentistry was introduced, people would refuse the dentist office, no matter how bad their teeth were getting due to the fear of either the dentist, the procedures or the noises within the office.

Thank goodness, times have changed with sedation dentistry being performed by dentists in Charlotte, NC. With sedation dental services, the dentist is able to perform the necessary procedures while the patient is relaxed in the chair, barely aware of the dental procedures being done.

Using sedation dentistry, the dentist is able to complete many, if not all, of the procedures needed in just one visit. This of course, is a big relief to the patient who has had to deal with dental phobias that most people cannot comprehend. There are a few different methods of sedation dental services offered by some of the dentists in Charlotte, like Dr. George Betancourt and Dr. John Pinnix.

As a first line of defense for fearful patients, many dentists in Charlotte offer nitrous oxide, which causes relaxation for most people.

The dentist may also prescribe medications such as Valium to be taken right before the patient's appointment to help them remain calm. In addition, the use of Halcion and Versed are used as oral sedation drugs. Nitrous oxide can be used in conjunction with these medications for more extreme cases.

IV sedation dental services are usually reserved for oral surgeons when they need to remove several teeth at one time. The anxious patient remembers nothing once they wake up and the procedures are completed.

Today, with the technology and medications used for patients with dental phobias, everyone can now have the beautiful smile they always wanted.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our sedation dentistry treatments, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
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  • International College of Oral Implantologists
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