Posts Categorized: Sedation Dentistry

When Your Dentist Recommends Dental Sedation

Every dental treatment is custom-designed to meet patients’ specific needs. In some cases, that means introducing an appropriate form of dental sedation, particularly for patients who are anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Not everyone needs sedation, but for certain circumstances, the right medicine can prove invaluable in helping patients receive the care they… Read more »

What We Learned at ACLS 2016

Last week, we discussed the week-long IV sedation training course that Dr. Councill, Gina, and Dia attended in California. Led by Dr. Ken Lee (Director of the IV sedation curriculum at USC) and Dr. Ken Reed (President of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology), the course taught us much about the nuances of IV sedation… Read more »

Team Members Learn Advanced IV Sedation

We are always eager to further our education and pick up new skills to ensure our patients receive excellent dental care. Recently, Dr. Councill, along with two dental assistants, Gina and Dia, completed a weeklong training course in the administration of IV sedation. With the new information gathered, we can help nervous patients undergo treatment… Read more »

3 Ways To Relax For Dental Care

Are you feeling quite concerned at the thought of coming in for your dental visit? Do you spend the night before a treatment trying to sleep but tossing and turning in anticipation – even if you’re just coming in for teeth whitening? When it comes to anxiety, everyone can agree on one thing: Even if you… Read more »

Injection Anxiety?: 2 Ways To Deal

Rest assured, there are many people in the world suffering from dental anxiety. More specifically, feeling anxious regarding injections is either an isolated or incorporated aspect of anxiety related to dental care. If the idea of receiving a shot to numb your oral tissues makes you feel somewhat nervous – or if it’s simply out… Read more »

Sedation: It’s For You!

One of the most common questions we hear about sedation dentistry follows: “Will I qualify?” The good news is that any patient who comes to us seeking a more relaxing experience at our practice can expect our full attention and may consider sedation as an option. To help clear up the way we go about… Read more »

Your Comfortable Visit

Is your main hesitation in regard to scheduling consistent dental care simply the fact that you’re worried about your comfort? This is completely understandable. Unlike your usual daily life and the world around you, the dental office is full of foreign sounds, smells, tastes, and more. Fortunately, we keep your best interest at heart and,… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide: Your FAQs

Are you excited by the prospect of selecting sedation dentistry, so you may enjoy a tranquil visit to see us? If so, you may find that your excitement is coupled with a serious type of hesitation that causes you to ask many questions. For instance, you may wonder how sedation will affect your day and… Read more »

Addressing Your Concerns About Sedation Dentistry

Most patients breathe a sigh of relief when they find out that we offer sedation dentistry for a more relaxing visit. However, patients often find that their initial relief regarding the future of their dental care is compromised by a sudden realization: They don’t know very much about sedation. Is it a safe thing to… Read more »

Types of Sedation Dentistry

For some, visiting the dentist is no big deal. For others, however, scheduling time to see us for anything – even a consultation – can become a severely traumatizing event. Some patients simply avoid scheduling appointments at all since they know they will not be able to keep them. Rather than giving in to your… Read more »