Our Team is Here to Help You Smile Big!
At Gastonia Family Dentistry, your health and well-being is our #1 priority. While that begins with a healthy smile, it also includes offering safe dentistry to our patients who might be feeling anxious about visiting the dentist.
- Dr. Briggs
- Dr. Drake
- Dr. Hart
- Dr. Mull
Our doctors dedicate many hours to continued training, studying the most advanced techniques and requirements to help patients enjoy a comfortable dental visit. Our team provides advanced treatment options like dental implant placements and wisdom teeth removals, and we are happy to refer patients to other practices for treatments they need that our practice does not offer. At our Gastonia dental office, all safety guidelines are diligently followed so you know you and your family are in good hands.
When is Oral Sedation Utilized?
- Does the idea of visiting the dentist or even scheduling an appointment fill you with dread?
- Do you have a moderate to severe gag reflex?
- Have you had difficulty getting numb before dental procedures in the past?
- Is it difficult for you to remain still during dental treatments?
If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, oral sedation could be a great option for you!
Who is a Candidate for Oral Sedation?
Before dental sedation is recommended for a patient, our team always reviews the patient's medical history as well as their current treatment plan, blood pressure, and health records. Certain health conditions, medications, and pregnancy can result in a patient being unable to receive dental sedation temporarily or permanently.
If you are interested in utilizing dental sedation during one or more dental treatments, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our team, and we will be happy to assess your unique situation to determine if oral sedation is right for you.
What is Oral Sedation?
One of our Gastonia dentists will prescribe a pill to help you stay calm during your dental appointment. All you have to do is take it an hour or so before your appointment and you'll feel relaxed and calm by the time you arrive at our Gastonia dental office for your appointment. You'll feel drowsy after taking oral sedation, but you'll still be awake and responsive during your dental appointment. You don't have to worry about not being able to respond to instructions during your treatment.
Please note, you cannot drive yourself to your appointment after taking an oral sedative. Be sure to arrange transportation to and from our office!
Questions About Oral Sedation?
We want every visit to Gastonia Family Dentistry to be a positive one for your and your family. If you are afraid to visit the dentist or have had a negative dental experience in the past, please tell our staff so we can discuss the possibility of oral sedation dentistry with you. Call Gastonia Family Dentistry to schedule your anxiety-free dentist appointment with the help of oral sedation today!