Sedation Dentistry

At Southern Rivers Dental we understand that people stay away from the dentist for any number of reasons. Sometimes, people put off dental care for a long time because they are ashamed of the state of their smiles. Often, this time away from the dentist is first prompted by anxiety.

Our gentle Newnan, GA dentists understand, and they hold no judgments. They simply want to get you on the road to better oral health.

Additionally, our nurturing team is here to help you feel at ease in our dental office.

We provide:

  • Neck pillows
  • Blankets
  • Sedation
  • Friendly reassurance

When you’re with us, your comfort and relaxation matter. We want you to feel at home in our Newnan, GA dental office.

Nitrous Oxide to Up Your Relaxation

Nitrous oxide is a safe sedative that is coupled with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask. This provides relaxation and an overall feeling of ease. Nitrous oxide is even safe for children.

Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas, and it is a popular option for those who feel anxious when visiting the dentist.

Nitrous oxide works in minutes and generally wears off quickly following mask removal. This is also a great option if you have dental anxiety but also fear IV sedation.

Oral and IV Sedation to Ease Dental Fears

Oral sedation is a pill taken before a dental procedure. This pill helps you relax.

IV sedation means that medication is delivered through an IV to provide optimal relaxation during dental procedures. Patients who opt for IV sedation sometimes do not even remember their procedure.

IV sedation in Newnan, GA is safe, and you are continually monitored by one of our top dentists.

According to the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, it is a good idea not to eat or drink eight hours prior to IV sedation. However, one of our dentists will provide pre-care instructions if you decide to go this route.

Following your procedure, you will feel groggy, but oral and IV medications usually wear off in only a few hours.

If you decide to use oral or IV sedation, it is important that a friend or family member drives you home following your procedure. Additionally, we recommend not making any important life decisions until you’re confident that the medication has left your system. Our team will advise you on best practices following IV sedation.

Don’t Let Fear Keep You from Having a Healthy Smile

Without proper dental care, you are at risk for gum infections that can spread systemically and damage the mouth by causing periodontal disease, bone loss, and tooth loss.

At Southern Rivers Dental, we understand dental fear, and we are always available to see you through your treatments and procedures with a compassionate and considerate approach that accounts for dental anxiety.

Don’t let the fear of the dentist destroy your smile or your health!

Contact Our Dental Office Today

Get in touch with our compassionate team to schedule your next dental exam or if you have any questions about nitrous oxide or IV sedation.