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Stay Calm With Sedation Options in Bicknell, IN

Some people are nervous if they are getting a complicated dental procedure, while others feel anxious no matter why they are visiting the dentist. No matter which group you belong to, sedation options in Bicknell, IN can help with relieving your dental anxiety.

Dr. Williams on Sedation Options Read Transcript

Our dental sedation enables you to:

  • Stay relaxed throughout even lengthy procedures, like some restorative treatments
  • Get the smile you’ve always wanted, with no worries about discomfort
  • Overcome anxiety that prevents you from getting needed dental care
  • Become less aware of smells, sounds, and sensations that disturb you
  • Not be bothered by a gag reflex

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry, call (812) 220-0636 to find out more about your options.

Choose From Two Kinds of Dental Sedation

Every dental situation is different, so we offer two kinds of sedation. Laughing gas provides a light level of relaxation to take the edge off, while an oral sedative is appropriate when you need to be more deeply relaxed. Both are completely safe, and neither one involves a needle.

Our two methods are:

  • Inhaled Sedation – Also called laughing gas, you receive this through a small mask worn over your nose. It takes effect almost immediately and wears off quickly too. With no lingering grogginess, you’ll be able to drive yourself home. Even young children can receive laughing gas.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – For a deeper level of relaxation, you’ll take a prescription pill about an hour before your appointment. You’ll arrive relaxed and stay that way throughout your treatment. You’ll be able to respond to questions and other communication, but you’ll be less aware of your surroundings. You may not remember much about your procedure when it’s over. Since you’ll be groggy for a while, you’ll need to arrange transportation.

We’re happy to discuss sedation options in Bicknell, IN with you in more detail, so you can choose the one that’s right for your treatment. Call Stephen K. Williams DDS & Associates for more information. Our office is especially convenient if you live or work in ZIP codes 47512, 47591, 47501, 47561, or 62439.

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