Not a fan of the dentist? With the way most other offices treat anxious patients, we can’t say we blame you! At Dean Dental Care, however, patient comfort is always at the forefront of what we do. Our warm and friendly team will help ease any dental nerves, and for those who require a little extra care to relax, we offer multiple options for sedation dentistry in Covington, GA. Used during a basic checkup or involved procedure, sedation dentistry can enable even the most fearful patient to enjoy a smooth and easy appointment without unnecessary stress.
Have you avoided going to the dentist for years because of longstanding dental phobia? Then oral conscious sedation might be exactly what you need. Dr. Dean will prescribe you an anti-anxiety medication to take about an hour before your appointment so you’ll be fully sedated by the time you reach our office. Once in the chair, you’ll likely remain away, but many patients are actually able to nod-off during their appointment. Afterward, you’ll only have fuzzy memories (if any) of your visit.
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide sedation is ideal for patients of all ages who just need a little help to “take the edge off” of their dental nerves. Gentle enough for children and strong enough for adults, the gas is administered through a small mask placed over the nose, and within minutes, a patient will feel much more calm and serene in the chair. One of the best parts about nitrous oxide is that when the mask is removed, the effects go away almost immediately, meaning a patient can go straight back to their normal day.