Are you afraid of the dentist? Have a strong gag reflex that makes going to the dentist office uncomfortable? Are you receiving multiple treatments during one office visit?
If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above, you may want to consider sedation dentistry. Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their office visit. It also allows patients to receive multiple treatments during one visit without discomfort.
Asheville periodontist Dr. Jody Harrison offers a full range of dental sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Although sedation dentistry is a relatively safe solution, it is important that is administered from a trained professional. Patients should be closely monitored under all forms of sedation.
At the periodontist office of Dr. Harrison, we take all the necessary steps to ensure our patients are safe and fully informed of all aspects of their care. We answer any questions you may have during your consultation.
Dental Sedation In Asheville, NC
How do we choose the best form of dental sedation for you?
After a one on one consultation with Dr. Harrison, he will recommend the best form of dental sedation for you. During your consultation, Dr. Harrison will exam the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw, as well as review your medical history.
- Nitrous Oxide: The most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is administered through a small nasal mask.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is delivered in the form of an oral sedative that is to be taken before your scheduled treatment. Patients will need to coordinate a ride to and from our office.
- IV Sedation: IV sedation is administered intravenously for quicker results. This form of sedation allows your dentist to control the dosage of the sedation medication throughout the duration of your treatment.
Learn More About Dental Sedation
If you would like to explore your dental sedation options, visit Dr. Harrison and our dental care team at your local Ashville periodontist office. We offer experienced, personalized care for patients who are in need of periodontal therapy, full-service dental implants, and oral surgery. To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact us or request an appointment online.