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Discover Sedation Dentistry in Florence

Imagine a world where your dentist isn’t scary or painful. Sedation dentistry is the way in which Advanced Dental Center can make that dream become a reality.

Sedation is not anything new to the field of dentistry. Many think that “laughing gas” is the only form of sedation out there, but that is not true. There are many types of sedation, including oral conscious sedation. At Advanced Dental Center, this pill-form of sedation has been used to help nervous patients overcome dental fears and get the high quality treatment they deserve. 

Why Choose Dental Sedation?

The main goal of dental sedation is to help the patients relax enough so that they can receive proper care and treatment while staying awake and responsive throughout their appointment.

For many patients with anxiety, dental fear is enough of a reason to avoid routine dental visits. However, missing on important teeth cleanings and exams can put your smile at greater risk of damage and disease going unnoticed. In the long run, these individuals are more likely to need significant dental care to correct issues that could have been proactively diagnosed and treated.

Oral sedation is an excellent way of helping nervous or anxious patients feel comfortable during their dental visit. Unlike “laughing gas” that quickly wears off, this mild form of sedation can last up to 2 hours, depending on dosage. Even more importantly, patients remain relaxed, calm, yet fully responsive throughout the appointment. In some instances, patients even forget the details of their visit, making it ideal for patients who are uncomfortable with needles or sounds.

Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Most patients are a candidate for this type of sedation dentistry. If you fall into or have experienced the following categories, you are a potential candidate:

  • Have anxiety about a dental procedure
  • Have had previous bad experiences with a dentist
  • Do not like needles or needles around your mouth
  • Have difficulty getting “numb” in previous offices
  • Have a strong gag reflex, making dental procedures uncomfortable
  • Need oral surgery
  • Interested in dental implant surgery
  • Need complex dental work
  • Interested in smile makeovers or improved cosmetic appeal of smile

Sedation for Non-Anxious Patients

Sedation dentistry isn’t just for nervous or anxious patients. At our Florence dental office, many of the patients who choose dental sedation are patients preparing to undergo multiple treatments in one appointment. With sedation dentistry, these individuals are able to sit still for longer periods of time, making it possible to undergo comprehensive care in just one visit. As a result, oral sedation is recommended for patients having teeth extracted, getting dental implants placed, or completing multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures at once.

Sedation Instructions at Advanced Dental Center

sedation dentist Florence SCAt our Florence dental practice, your safety is our top priority. If you’re considering dental sedation, let us know during your first visit. We’ll use that time to make sure you’re healthy enough for the medication and walk you through the process. On the day of your appointment, we recommend fasting for at least 8 hours prior to treatment, including water. Patients will also need have a friend or family member drive them to and from their appointment.

Get Started with Sedation Dentistry Today!

The first step is to call our office to set up a new patient visit. Our expert staff will find a time that is convenient for you, that also gives our doctors enough time to sit down with you and figure out not only your needs, but what you want to accomplish with your visits. At Advanced Dental Center, we pride ourselves in the fact that our patients are not moved into our office on an assembly line, but are treated like individuals that have specific wants and needs.

Call our office today at (843) 206-0502 to begin the path in improving your smile and comfort.

 “My name is Heather Morris, I’m from Darlington, South Carolina, I’m a patient of Dr. Joe Griffin Advanced Dental Center. I’ve been very pleased with the dental care that I’ve been provided with by Dr. Griffin, I always know that I will not leave unless Dr. Griffin is confident that his work is perfect, and I always feel comfortable at the office, I always feel at home with all the staff and I’ve had a wonderful experience with Dr. Griffin.”

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