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Sedation Dentistry – Goodyear, AZ

Feel At-Ease in the Treatment Chair

Fearful patient in need of sedation dentistry covering her mouth

If you’re anxious, scared, or nervous at the thought of visiting the dentist’s office, our team at Goodyear Family Dentistry has you covered. We offer safe sedation dentistry methods that allow you to relax and get comfortable when you visit us for a checkup and cleaning or treatment. Whether you suffer from more mild dental fear or severe anxiety, we have multiple options for sedation dentistry in our Goodyear, AZ dental office that can help you. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office.

Why Choose Goodyear Family Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Fast-Acting Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • We Accept Dental Insurance
  • Friendly & Understanding Dental Staff

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Man holding oral conscious dental sedation pill

Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients who suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety. Before your appointment, we’ll prescribe a pill for you to take at home. That way, by the time you arrive to our dental office, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable. Because the effects last awhile and will begin to kick-in before your appointment, you’ll need to have a trusted friend or family member drop you off and pick you up from our dental office.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Patient with nitrous oxide dental sedation mask

Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting sedation that we administer in-office. Once you’re in the treatment chair, we’ll place a small nose mask on your face that will administer a colorless, odorless gas. As you breathe it in, you’ll feel a wave of euphoria wash over your body, helping you feel calm. Once your treatment is complete, we’ll remove the mask, and within a few minutes, you’ll feel back to your normal self. That way, you can continue on with your day as you normally would.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

patient getting sedation dentistry in Goodyear

Does the thought of visiting your dentist fill you with dread? You’re not alone. Many people feel nervous or anxious about sitting in the treatment chair and having someone poke around their mouth. Fortunately, we have a solution that can help ease your nerves – sedation dentistry in Goodyear! Our team wants you to be as well-informed as possible about our services, which is why we’ve decided to answer some frequently asked questions below. If you’d like to speak to an experienced team member instead, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Absolutely! Sedation dentistry in Goodyear is completely safe so long as it’s performed by a trained and licensed professional. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that not every method is right for every individual.

During your consultation, we’ll review your medical history and current medications to figure out if there could be any negative interactions with our sedation options. Our team will also closely monitor your vitals (i.e., blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate, etc.) at all times throughout your procedure to ensure you’re safe.

Will I Remember Anything with Dental Sedation?

While you’re technically awake with most forms of dental sedation, there are good chances you won’t remember much of your procedure. If you opt for IV sedation, you’re more likely to forget your appointment than with oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. However, this amnesic effect is a perk for most patients. It makes getting dental care much easier because you’re unlikely to remember any negative past dental experiences.

Will I Feel Any Pain with Dental Sedation?

You shouldn’t! Even though oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation keep you awake, they suppress your body’s ability to register pain. If you do happen to experience any discomfort, you’ll likely feel pressure instead of pain. In addition, your dentist may numb your mouth beforehand with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure.

How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?

It depends on the type of sedation you’re receiving! With nitrous oxide sedation, the effects should wear off within five minutes once you stop inhaling the gas. You should be able to drive yourself back home or to work afterward without feeling drowsy. If you choose oral conscious sedation, the effects may remain active for the rest of the day. You’ll be asked to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for at least 24 hours following your procedure.