Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Burkhead and his team are masterful in delivering painless anesthetic. We do not want our family of patients to experience discomfort. In fact, we are constantly told, “that was the easiest, most comfortable dental experience I have ever had.” We specialize in treating patients with all types of dental anxiety. The caring never stops and the anesthesia for your treatment is always customized.  We offer nitrous oxide for those that want to “take the edge off” their appointments. We also work with excellent physician anesthesiologists for those that need a deeper state of relaxation.

Many people experience little or no anxiety related to dental treatment. For others, however, a visit to the dentist can cause underlying dread and fear. Dental anxiety may even keep people from getting regular dental check-ups. At our dental office, we understand your needs and want to help you find a solution.

Sedation dentistry offers a means of overcoming this excessive stress. Whether due to sensitive teeth, negative experiences in the past, a gag reflex or general dislike for the smells and tastes of a dental visit, sedation dentistry will enable you to be totally relaxed during your treatment. Using a pill or an IV, we administer a sedative tranquilizer, which allows you to have a relaxed, pain-free treatment. With sedation dentistry you can often complete numerous treatments that would normally require several visits.

Sedation Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions:

How much pain will I feel?

None. There will be no pain whatsoever!

What is the protocol for monitoring your patients?

One of our dental team members is always present, and your vital signs will be monitored by a nurse throughout your visit.

Will I be unconscious?

No. You will be asleep, but will be responsive!

Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Patients who want to complete their work in as few appointment as possible
  • Patients with a severe gag reflex
  • Patients who hate the sounds and smells associated with a dental office
  • Patients who are scared or embarrassed about their smile
  • Patients with high dental phobia

If you are searching for a general dentist or a cosmetic dentist that provides sedation dentistry, give us a call to schedule a free consultation to discuss how Sedation Dentistry can work for you.

So, if you or someone you love has anxiety related to dental visits, don’t allow this fear to keep you from getting the necessary dental treatments that would give you the beautiful healthy smile that you deserve.

We want you to get the treatment that you deserve without excessive stress or anxiety. If you think that Sedation Dentistry is right for you, please contact us.