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Sedation Dentistry
in Savannah, GA

We know that the idea of going to the dentist can make you anxious and even discourage you from getting the dental care you need. The good news is that you aren’t alone! Many of our patients worry about getting dental work, and Habersham Dental specializes in sedation dentistry and dental anxiety management. Request an appointment with us today!

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a service we provide for patients who have dental anxiety or phobia. We have a few different types of sedation available so that you can have a calmer, more comfortable experience at the dentist. Our sedation dentistry services include:

Conscious Sedation

Oral-conscious sedation is a type of sedation that puts you in a relaxed and conscious state. It is a medication that is administered just before your treatment and is very effective for patients with dental anxiety.

Nitrous Oxide
(Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a sedation method that is inhaled through a nasal mask. This safe and odorless gas lulls you into a comfortable and relaxed state. Plus, it wears off quickly when removed, allowing you to continue your day with a clear head.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a method used for people who are getting more advanced dental procedures or surgery. Sometimes IV sedation is used for people who would prefer to get more or all their treatment completed in a single visit. Intravenous sedation makes you so relaxed that you may fall asleep during treatment. Just make sure someone can pick you up after the procedure, as this method may make you feel groggy for a while.

General Anesthesia

In some cases, general anesthesia may be used for more complex or lengthy procedures. Habersham Dental doesn’t currently provide general anesthesia but works closely with offices that can provide these services. Patients under anesthesia cannot feel pain and are entirely unconscious. This method is effective for more extensive dental work and patients with very severe anxiety.

Am I A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

Habersham Dental understands that going to the dentist can be nerve-wracking. We see many patients who have had bad dental experiences in the past or have severe anxiety about dental work in general. With sedation dentistry, we can help you experience a comfortable and calm treatment to get the dental care you need. Here are some signs that you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry:

  • You avoid cleanings and checkups.
  • You have anxiety about necessary dental work like fillings, crowns, or root canals.
  • You are extremely agitated while waiting for an appointment.
  • You have trouble sleeping before a dental visit.
  • You feel panicked while in a treatment chair.
  • You have special needs.

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Book an Appointment at a Habersham Dental Office Near You

At Habersham Dental, we understand that getting dental work can make you anxious or fearful. Our sedation dentistry experts deliver the best quality care and help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your treatment. Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, our experienced sedation dentists can help you enjoy a healthier and happier smile.

If you struggle with dental anxiety or phobia, you can take control of your dental health. Request an appointment with Habersham Dental today!