What Is Relaxation Dentistry?

We feel that it is important to develop a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals. We also understand that some patients may feel uncomfortable about their dental visits, and so we go out of our way to create a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent service and personalized care so that your visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We emphasize the need to have a relaxing environment, which helps patients feel calm and have a comfortable dental visit.

You can be assured that our team members are up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures, and that we have your comfort in mind. The utmost care with state-of-the-art dentistry comes together to help us create a beautiful smile while minimizing anxiety.

We’re proud to be able to offer 3 levels of Relaxation Dentistry, an option that lets us perform procedures while you are relaxed. If you’re a fearful or very busy patient, “Relaxation Dentistry” often lets us attend to all your dental needs in just one or two visits.

Who May Be a Candidate For Relaxation Dentistry?

  • High levels of anxiety
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Complex dental problems
  • Limited time to complete dental care

Most dental patients receive dental care using Local Anesthesia. Localized anesthetics are extremely effective and safe for virtually everyone. Modern local anesthetics provide quick and complete comfort for most dental procedures and are much safer than any alternative methods. There are numerous local anesthetics available. We will select the local anesthetic(s) that best fits your needs and individual health concerns.

Occasionally, a patient will be so apprehensive that they require additional medications to enable them to be more comfortable and less apprehensive during their appointments. For these patients, we prescribe Oral Medication that provides significant relaxation and reduced apprehension without the total loss of awareness or consciousness. It is recommended for the patient to take this medication one or two hours prior to their dental visit to allow sufficient time for the medication to work properly. Patients receiving these oral medications can not drive themselves to or from our dental offices, and they must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult driver.

Some dental services require IV Sedation. Properly done, IV Sedation requires intravenous injection of medications by a highly trained specialist or anesthesiologist with necessary equipment to continuously monitor patient status. We make arrangements for an anesthesiologist to be at our office to provide this service. Such procedures are normally limited to extremely difficult oral surgery or patients with very compromised health. Our dental office will also refer the more complex patients to our highly skilled oral surgery specialists located within a very close to our offices. If deemed necessary, we will determine your dental condition and direct you to the specialist that we feel would be most suited for your individual needs.