What is Sedation Dentistry?

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to ensure your absolute comfort during even the most complex dental treatments. With sedation dentistry, Dr. Wilcox can help ease anxiety, which can be very helpful if you suffer from dental phobia. However, the oral sedation we offer is not limited to this singular purpose. Sedation dentistry allows patients to become completely relaxed while still remaining alert enough to respond to general directions. In addition to people who suffer from increased anxiety or dental phobia, sedation dentistry can be useful for people with:

  • Troubles getting numb
  • An overactive gag reflex
  • A dislike of the sights, sounds, or smells of medical offices
  • Jaw discomfort
  • Highly sensitive teeth
  • The need for a longer procedure

The types of sedation we offer can be used for general dental cleanings, complete smile makeovers, and everything in between. During your sedation dentistry consultation, we would be happy to answer any question you may have and help you better understand which sedation option will best meet your needs. If you would like to learn more about your sedation dentistry options, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Wilcox serves patients in the Phoenix, Arizona area.