Our goal is to provide a relaxing experience.
We use a number of effective techniques to make your dental experience a calm and relaxing one. Conscious sedation is a preferred alternative for those who are nervous about dental care, or those who want to have multiple dental procedures accomplished in one visit. You don’t find this approach everywhere, because it requires special attention and equipment–it’s one of the things that makes Smile Center unique.
Are these a concern?
- Dental Anxiety
- Difficulty Getting Numb
- Very Sensitive Teeth
- Extensive Dental Needs
For those who know that a local anesthetic won’t be enough to make their visit comfortable, conscious sedation provides a state of relaxation that is deeper, but still allows you to stay awake during the procedure. With this approach, you won’t feel any pain, and you’ll be able to respond to your dentist’s questions and commands. Since communication is important in the dentist-patient relationship, conscious sedation is an excellent option for those who have a little extra anxiety about dental work.
Conscious sedation is often called “sleep dentistry,” this is a term that can be misleading, since you are conscious rather than asleep while the dental work is completed. The relaxing feeling that the sedation provides has the same effect as a calming sleep, but you can still respond to questions and verbal queues.