SEDATION DENTISTRY

Sedation dentistry can make going to the dentist comfortable.

Over half of adults in the United States experience some anxiety when going to the dentist. It is a fear that often stands in the way and prevents individuals from seeking the dental care or treatment they need. Thankfully, there is a solution to easing that anxiety.

With extensive training in sedation dentistry, Dr. Harrison leads her team in offering you the most comfortable experience possible. If you have been putting off years of dental work, while living in pain or with oral health problems, sedation dentistry can help change that. At Millennium, we offer three types of sedation dentistry we have found to be effective and safe:

  • Conscious sedation
  • Oral sedation
  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

For those who suffer from extreme anxiety, talk to us about it when calling to schedule an appointment. If you’re not sure you can commit to an appointment yet but would like to discuss sedation dentistry and your options, we’re here for you.

“Dr. Harrison is a terrific dentist. She is always professional, and she addresses my concerns in a warm reassuring manner. When I started coming to her office, I was somewhat traumatized by my previous experiences at a different dentist, but now I feel perfectly comfortable. She’s had to do a lot of work on my mouth, including several crowns, but not once have I ever had to go back for an adjustment. Her office staff is friendly and professional, and her dental assistants really know their business. I could not be more impressed, and I highly recommend her office.”

• CHERYL G.

Sedation Dentistry FAQ

Q: I really don’t like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
Many people are uncomfortable with visiting the dentist. Your comfort is our highest priority and our office is designed so that you can enjoy a relaxing dental visit. For entertainment and distraction, ceiling-mounted televisions and music are available so you can keep your mind on more pleasant things. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is also offered to keep you comfortable and relaxed. You can also discuss other sedation options with Dr. Harrison.
Q: Will I still be awake?
With oral conscious sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide, you will be awake. Many patients find they are so relaxed that they drift off to sleep, but we will easily be able to wake you even in that state.
Q: How long will the effects last?
It depends on which form of sedation is used. Nitrous oxide wears off very quickly while oral sedation will last for a few hours.
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