Sedation dentistry can be a great choice for patients who experience dental anxiety or avoid dental treatment due to highly sensitive teeth or gums.
Because there are varying types of sedatives that may be used in a dental setting depending on individual patient factors and the procedure or procedures involved, it’s important to choose an experienced sedation dentist if you’re considering sedation dentistry. Phoenix dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox has extensive training in oral sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia.
Dr. Wilcox is also an active member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). DOCS provides member dentists with the ongoing education necessary to ensure they offer patients the safest, most advanced and most effective oral sedation methods available.
In addition to helping those who have dental phobia or mouth sensitivity, sedation dentistry can also be beneficial for those who:
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Require long dental procedures or multiple procedures
- Have difficulty remaining still for extended periods
Although sedation dentistry is safe and effective for most patients, it is not right for everyone. Your consultation with Dr. Wilcox will determine if sedation dentistry is a good choice for you.
For more information about sedation dentistry, please see our Sedation Dentistry Questions page.
If you live in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria or Glendale, Arizona, areas and would like to learn if you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry, please contact Desert Smiles to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Wilcox.