Fear of the dentist is a common dilemma among patients of all ages. If the feelings are severe enough, it can even result in skipped appointments and worsening dental problems. That’s why we offer several sedation dentistry services that induce relaxation and help you remain at ease as we work on your smile.
For patients with mild to moderate dental-related anxiety, Dr. Beard offers both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation as possible solutions. Nitrous oxide is a gas that’s administered through a nasal mask and wears off quickly after your procedure is finished. Oral conscious sedation involves medication that’s taken at a specific point before your appointment and allows you to nod off and not remember anything about your treatment method. If the patient is in need of stronger results, we can provide IV sedation, which creates such a strong level of relaxation that also allows patients to nod off and/or not remember anything about their treatment afterward.