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Sedation Dentistry - Lexington, SC

Painless, Fearless Dentistry

Sedation Gives You Nothing to Worry About

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re in good company—millions of Americans have at least some level of apprehension about going to the dentist. These fears may be connected to a previous bad experience at a dentist’s office, the fear of sharp objects, the fear of the unknown, or simply a feeling of not being able to control one’s treatment. We’re sympathetic to your concerns and we want to assure you that when you come to us for an appointment, we do everything possible to put your mind and body at ease. We want to build a long-term relationship with you and the only way we can do that is by earning your trust. Each visit to our office begins with a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere featuring amenities and responsive service from our office team. The calming care continues inside our treatment suites, where you’ll be provided with a degree of sedation dentistry in Lexington, SC appropriate to your dental anxiety level and your treatment type. This may include one or a combination of sedation options to keep you pain- and stress-free.

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The Steps to a Dental Implant Bridge

IV Sedation
This method is delivered via IV and produces a sleeplike state. You won’t feel any sensations during your procedure, nor will you have any memory of it afterward. Many patients with dental anxiety prefer IV sedation for dental implant placement and other kinds of oral surgery because of these benefits. Many practices don’t even offer patients IV sedation!
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Oral Sedation
This is also a popular choice among patients with dental anxiety because it renders a sleeplike state, suppresses all sensation, and leaves you without any memory of your procedure. To enjoy these benefits, you simply swallow a pill prior to treatment.
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Nitrous Oxide
This is the sedation method that you may know as laughing gas. While it doesn’t normally induce laughter, nitrous oxide will keep you calm during treatment, even though you’ll be conscious throughout.
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Local Anesthesia
We use local anesthesia to numb specific treatment areas in your mouth via a topical gel or through an injection in the tissue within the treatment area.
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Dental Anxiety Can Jeopardize Your Health

We provide these sedation dentistry options to keep you comfortable during treatment and also to encourage you to seek treatment when you need it. If dental anxiety keeps you from making dental appointments or causes you to ignore troubling symptoms that you might be experiencing, you put yourself at risk of developing serious systemic conditions. Untreated gum disease, for example, has been linked to heart disease, respiratory problems, stroke, and pregnancy complications through medical research. To avoid these, maintain a healthy dental hygiene regimen, make (and keep) appointments with us for routine dental checkups and cleanings, and contact us at the first sign of trouble. You have no reason to fear dental care when you have it here at Bela Family Dentistry of White Knoll!

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