We realize that for some people, a trip to the dentist can be a very anxious event. At Poulos and Somers, your absolute comfort during dental treatment is our top priority. We strive to provide a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere no matter what treatment you receive. If you feel nervous about an upcoming appointment, give us a call to learn more about your options for sedation dentistry!
If you experience anxiety and dental phobia, laughing gas can keep you calm and safe. When this sedative takes effect, it gives the patient a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. You’ll be awake during your procedure, but you’ll be calm and stress-free. Another benefit of laughing gas is that it wears off quickly – usually the effects will wear off soon after treatment. That way you can enjoy the rest of your day as you normally would.
We want you to be comfortable and at ease during your treatment, so we offer oral conscious sedation to keep you calm and relaxed. This sedative is taken in pill form and provides a pain-free, stress-free experience for you. Whether you have slight or severe anxiety about your upcoming dental appointment, or if you will be undergoing an extensive treatment, oral conscious sedation may be the right choice for you.
If you will be receiving an extensive treatment, or if you have high levels of anxiety about your appointment, IV sedation or general anesthesia may be the right option for you. During your appointment, one of our specialists will administer the sedative intravenously, and our experts will monitor you throughout your treatment. With general anesthesia, you will have a pain-free procedure and avoid any negative memories of your treatment.