Sedation Dentistry — Murrells Inlet, SC


Wake up to a more healthy & beautiful smile with amazingly comfortable sedation dentistry. We care for patients who:

  • are afraid of needles & shots.
  • have had bad experiences before.
  • have not been to the dentist in a long time.
  • always gag when having dental work done.
  • just can’t seem to get numb.
  • feel their teeth are too far gone for traditional treatment.

Oral Sedation

For patients who are anxious about dental procedures, this may be a good option. Oral conscious sedation involves oral sedatives (pills) instead of needles & is a great option for patients who have a fear of needles & shots, had bad experiences before, have not been to the dentist in a long time or are just worried about their dental experience. Conscious sedation allows you to receive all of the dental care you need—without the fear!

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedures. The beauty of laughing gas is that your dentist can constantly adjust your level of sedation during the procedure & once it is shut off, the effects stop almost immediately. A few minutes after the procedure is complete, you’ll be back to normal!

IV (Intravenous) Sedation

If you feel uneasy in a dentist’s chair, have difficulty getting numb or fear needles & drills, then ask us about IV (intravenous) sedation dentistry. The skills & training required for performing IV sedation are quite rare in the dental field, making us part of a select group of dentists capable of administering complete relaxation for their patients.

IV sedation can also be used for patients with special needs or older patients with dementia, to whom it might otherwise be difficult to administer care. If you are the guardian or caretaker of someone who may benefit from IV sedation in order to complete needed dental care, please talk with us about this procedure.

For those with severe dental anxiety, IV sedation also has the advantage of sometimes causing an amnesiac effect, meaning that once your treatment is complete & the sedation fades, you may not remember the procedure at all.

You will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after your IV sedation dentistry appointment is over. You will likely be too groggy to safely drive a car or operate other forms of transportation (such as a motorcycle or bicycle). Once you’re home, plan to spend of the rest of the day relaxing while the sedation wears off completely.

With this extremely safe procedure, your anxiety will melt away as you enter sedation that is far deeper than when done orally. You’ll never fear a visit to the dentist again!

 

Call us today,   843-651-0314, or   Request an Appointment.