Sedation dentistry is a safe an effective way for providing patients with a comfortable, relaxing dental procedure. Although sedation dentistry is often used with patients who experience anxiety over dental visits, it has other benefits as well. Sedation can be used for patients who experience:

  • Fear of dental procedures
  • Need for multiple dental procedures
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Strong gag reflex

Phoenix sedation dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox at Desert Smiles typically prescribes an oral sedative for most procedures. Oral sedatives provide a deep state of conscious relaxation and also have an amnesiac property, leaving you with little to no memory of the procedure itself. Sedation can be used in conjunction with a variety of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures. While oral sedation is safe for most adult patients, it is not for everyone. Your consultation with Dr. Wilcox will determine if sedation dentistry is right for you. For additional 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 more about your sedation dentistry options, please contact Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Sedation Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wilcox.

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