If you become anxious during treatment or have had difficulty getting comfortable during dental procedures in the past, we encourage you to talk with Dr. Mobley or Dr. Wilson to see if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
Dental sedation options available at Mobley Family Dentistry include:
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas" is commonly used in dentistry. It is mixed with oxygen and breathed through a nose mask during the dental procedure. Nitrous oxide sedation has a mildly relaxing effect, but does not put you to sleep; you can have a conversation and respond to questions or instructions from your dentist. The effects of nitrous oxide sedation wear off shortly after the mask is removed.
Nitrous oxide sedation may be used for adults and children and can be helpful for patients that are anxious or have a strong gag reflex during dental treatment.
IV Sedation for Dentistry
Dr. Bob Wilson has completed the required training and is certified to provide IV sedation for dentistry in the State of Georgia. IV sedation is accomplished through a combination of medications that are administered during your procedure. This type of sedation is safe and effective, and provides you with a deeper state of relaxation, although it is not general sedation. Many patients sleep during IV sedation, some describe it as "twilight sleep".
IV sedation is often used for surgical dental procedures, or longer restorative appointments, to allow the patient to be in a fully relaxed state throughout their treatment. For this type of sedation, you would bring a companion along that can stay with you after your appointment until the effects of the sedation wear off.
Your Comfort is Our Top Priority
If you are fearful or especially uncomfortable during dental treatment, please Contact Us to ask our dentists or team members about sedation services that are available at Mobley Family Dentistry. We always want you to have a great dental experience, and will be glad to help!