Many people are candidates for sedation dentistry. Some choose to undergo sedation because they possess a terrible fear of the dentist or have had a previous bad experience with a dentist. Others may seek out sedation dentistry because they hate the noise of the drill and the tastes and smells that accompany dental work. The ability to accomplish a significant number of dentistry treatments in one or two appointments appeals to patients who have very busy schedules and lack the time to return to the dentist’s office for repeated small procedures. Unfortunately, there are some people who cannot take advantage of sedation dentistry. These individuals include people who are pregnant or nursing, have allergies to benzodiazepine medications, have severe medical conditions, suffer from psychosis, are taking MAO inhibitors, are alcoholics, or have severe asthma, emphysema, or acute narrow angle glaucoma. Scottsdale sedation dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox estimates that 90 to 95 percent of the adult population may be candidates for oral sedation dentistry. If the idea of relaxed, anxiety free dental treatment or the possibility of having many needed dental procedures performed without discomfort in just one or two visits is appealing to you, we may be able to help. Please contact our Scottsdale sedation dentist today to find out if you are candidate for sedation dentistry. Desert Smiles serves patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona.