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James A. Merriman DMD, FAGD, PC is now Envision Dental!

Sedation Dentistry

General dental care is vital to keep your teeth and gums healthy, as well as for your overall wellness. Your smile is also important to your appearance. If you avoid dental care due to anxiety, it could be affecting whether you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Sedation dentistry can relieve dental anxiety and also relax patients with issues like a sensitive gag reflex or other conditions. At Envision Dental, we are happy to offer sedation dentistry to our patients who need extra help relaxing during their dental visit to our clinic in Marietta, GA.

Most people would rather be almost anywhere else than a dental chair. Our dental team knows this and does not take it personally. We do our best to provide a comfortable, relaxing experience for our patients, but some people may still have anxiety or difficulty feeling at ease during dental treatments. Sedation dentistry can relieve the stress and make your dental visits fly by, allowing you to relax and unwind while our dental professionals take excellent care of your smile.

Nitrous Oxide

One of the safest and most reliable forms of sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide. This is also called laughing gas sedation for its euphoric effects. The gas is breathed in through a mask, and within a few deep inhaled breaths, you can feel the effects. You will be conscious, but in a fuzzy, happy state of mind. This is perfect for those with mild to moderate dental anxiety or those with conditions like a severe gag reflex. After the dental work is done, a few deep breaths of fresh air will quickly dissipate the effects of nitrous oxide.

There is no need to avoid getting the dental care you need for a healthy smile due to feeling uncomfortable. Sedation dentistry can make your dental visits much more comfortable. To learn more about our sedation dentistry options, contact us at Envision Dental.