If you have dental anxiety or special healthcare needs, you know that trips to the dental office can be stressful ones. Fortunately, O2 Dental Group of Southern Pines is committed to providing relaxing and healthy experiences for everyone. That's why we offer a range of sedation dentistry options designed to calm nerves and address special healthcare concerns.
We proudly offer the very best sedation dentistry near Southern Pines, Carthage, Pinehurst, Whispering Pines, Taylortown, Aberdeen, Lakeview, Vass, West End, Seven Lakes, Cameron, Ashley Heights, and Foxfire!
Deep Sedation & General Anesthesia for Adults & Children
Patients with severe dental anxiety or special healthcare needs, or those who are about to undergo a lengthy procedure can take advantage of our deep sedation and general anesthesia services. This type of sedation is designed to put patients into a comfortable sleep to help promote a more productive and relaxing time in the dentist's chair.
Before your procedure, our anesthesiologist will review your entire medical history to help select the safest option for you. They will be right alongside you before, during, and after the procedure to monitor your progress!
Oral Conscious Sedation
We prescribe oral conscious sedation to those who suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety and to those who have special healthcare needs that make it difficult to sit through a procedure.
Prior to writing your prescription, our gentle dentists will speak with you and review your health history to determine which type of oral sedative is best for you. Typically, oral conscious sedation comes in pill or syrup form and should be taken at least 30 minutes before the start of your appointment.
Remember, if you take oral sedation, you cannot drive after your appointment. Make sure you have a friend or family member pick you up and drive you home following your appointment.
Our lightest form of sedation, laughing gas is administered through a comfortable hood that is kept over your nose for the duration of the procedure. As you breathe, the medicine comes into your body, providing you with a relaxing experience, without the need for anti-anxiety pills. Unlike oral conscious sedation, laughing gas wears off within minutes after your procedure, so you can go about your day just as you normally would.
Most of our patients are good candidates for this treatment, including our pediatric dental patients.
Experience The Calming Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry!
Your trip to the dentist should be a relaxing one! Call O2 Dental Group of Southern Pines today to get more information about our sedation dentistry options.