Sedation Dentistry

We understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes cause anxiety or fear, which is why we offer sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort and relaxation throughout your dental procedures. Past bad dental experiences, the thought of needles, lack of control, or even the smells and sounds can all overwhelm and create fear for patients. At Gower Family Dentistry, your peace of mind is our top priority and we can cater to your needs with sedation in the form of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation (pill form medication).

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax and feel at ease during dental procedures. It is an excellent option for individuals who experience dental anxiety, have a sensitive gag reflex, or require extensive or complex treatments. With sedation dentistry, we can create a calm and stress-free environment, allowing you to receive the dental care you need without discomfort or fear.


Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Choosing sedation dentistry offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Anxiety reduction: Dental anxiety is a common concern for many patients. Sedation dentistry helps alleviate anxiety and promotes a sense of calm and relaxation, making your visit a more pleasant experience.
  • Increased comfort: For patients with a sensitive gag reflex or those who struggle to sit still for long periods, sedation dentistry can help enhance comfort during dental procedures. It allows the dentist to work more efficiently while ensuring your well-being.
  • Time-saving: With sedation dentistry, longer and more complex dental procedures can be completed in fewer visits. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with busy schedules or those who prefer to minimize their time spent in the dental chair.

Types of Sedation: Tailored to Your Needs

At Gower Family Dentistry, we offer different types of sedation to meet your unique needs:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas): This is a mild form of sedation delivered through a mask placed over your nose. Nitrous oxide induces a relaxed and euphoric state, allowing you to remain conscious and responsive during the procedure. It wears off quickly, and you can typically resume your daily activities immediately.
  • Oral sedation: This involves taking an oral medication before your appointment. It produces a deeper level of relaxation, and although you will remain conscious, you may feel drowsy. You will need someone to accompany you to and from your appointment, and you may need some time to recover afterward.

What To Expect

When you choose sedation dentistry at Gower Family Dentistry, our compassionate team will guide you through the entire process. We will discuss your concerns, medical history, and any medications you may be taking to determine the most suitable sedation option for you. During your appointment, we will closely monitor your comfort and safety while providing the necessary dental care.

Visit Your Beaufort Dentist Today

Don’t let dental anxiety or fear prevent you from achieving optimal oral health. Experience the soothing benefits of sedation dentistry at Gower Family Dentistry in Beaufort. Our skilled and caring team will ensure your dental visit is a comfortable and positive experience. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover the difference sedation dentistry can make in your oral health journey. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.