Nicholson Dental Care | Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Portland, Oregon

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is an excellent method of treatment for patients with anxiety, difficulty getting numb or other extensive dental needs.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist. Ultimately, this avoidance can lead to advanced disease and the need for expensive treatments that could have been avoided.

Sedation Dentistry provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.

How it Works

Sedation Dentistry makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. This is an oral medication and no intra-venous needles are used. Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.

During Sedation Dentistry, the patient’s vital signs are monitored. Although patients are not completely unconscious, many patients sleep through their dental appointment. Few patients have any memory of their treatment.

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry is an effective treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Unusually sensitive teeth
  • Extensive dental needs
  • Discomfort with injections

Alternatives to Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry is not for everyone. In fact, many of our patients with some dental anxiety decide not to use Sedation Dentistry. These patients often tell us that our caring, gentle approach provides them with a relaxing, pleasant experience even without sedation. The choice is really yours.

Please contact us to see if Sedation Dentistry may be appropriate for you. We will gladly discuss your needs in an understanding way.

4413 SE 39th Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97202 | 503.777.2284

Nicholson Dental Care provides advanced general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to the greater Portland, Oregon area. Dr. Nicholson serves the Southeast Portland, Eastmoreland, Hosford-Abernethy, Mt. Tabor, Sellwood-Moreland, Sunnyside (Hawthorne), Richmond, Clinton City Park, South Tabor, East Moreland, Brentwood, Darlington, Woodstock, Reed College, Oregon Health Sciences University areas by providing exceptional dental care to all patients.
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