Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Marietta Dental & Implant Center

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Marietta, GA

Many dental patients experience anxiety and fear in advance of an in-office visit. To make his patients feel at ease, Damian Sommerville, DDS, offers sedation dentistry at Marietta Dental and Implant Center in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Sommerville and his team provide safe, effective sedation that works and minimizes discomfort. You can feel calm and comfortable during any and all dental procedures. To learn more about how sedation helps during dental work, call the office or schedule a consultation today.

Sedation Dentistry

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the branch of oral health care that focuses on using sedatives to calm you during dental procedures. According to at least one study, more than 60% of people experience dental fear or anxiety. At Marietta Dental and Implant Center, Dr. Sommerville and his team use sedation to make you feel at ease in the chair.

Administering sedatives during dental works helps makes you feel relaxed and allows your dentist to get dental work done faster. Depending on the type of sedation used, you’ll either feel calm and comfortable, or you’ll be completely under, not feeling anything during your procedure. Dr. Sommerville can discuss the different sedation options with you.

 

Which types of sedation dentistry are used?

At Marietta Dental and Implant Center, Dr. Sommerville and the team use several different types of sedation:

Nitrous oxide

This is also known as laughing gas. This sedative is a gas mixed with oxygen. You inhale it through a mask during your treatment to feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after the flow of gas is stopped.

Oral sedation

This type of sedation involves taking oral medication before your treatment. By the time you begin your dental procedure, you’ll already feel calm and at ease, making your appointment easier for you and your dentist.

Intravenous (IV) sedation

IV sedation involves administering the sedative medication intravenously, which means through your veins. This method of delivery allows the sedative to act quickly, providing you with sedation faster.

 

With IV sedation, Dr. Sommerville can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. It’s a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it doesn’t make you unconscious, but you may fall asleep during your treatment. In some cases, you may not remember all of the details of your visit.

 

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Yes, when administered by the professional team at Marietta Dental and Implant Center, sedation during dental procedures is perfectly safe. Dr. Sommerville and his colleagues adhere to strict sedation dentistry guidelines and procedures, always prioritizing patient satisfaction, comfort, and safety. When you’re in their care, you’re in good, trusted hands.

 

If you’d like to know more about how sedation dentistry at Marietta Dental and Implant Center can make your dental procedures more relaxing and comfortable, call the office or use the online booking tool and set up a consultation today.