Do you ever feel nervous about scheduling a dental visit? Does the idea of a certain procedure make you feel anxious? Whatever causes you to take pause, we understand. From mild to severe anxiety, we empathize with your feelings and offer sedation to ease your body and mind.
Sedation dentistry refers to the administration of sedatives, a class of medications that have a calming effect on your central nervous system. Often referred to as tranquilizers, sedatives come in a variety of forms. At Lathrop Dental Centers, we offer conscious sedation. This means you will remain awake during your visit. However, thanks to the deep relaxation offered by sedation, you will feel completely at ease during your time with our compassionate dentist and team.
No two patients are identical in their needs. For this reason, we strive to accommodate every patient by offering a wide variety of sedation options. Some patients may simply require extremely gentle sedation to reduce a feeling of jitters. Other patients may feel too nervous to even schedule a dental cleaning, and require a more relaxing visit. We would like to reassure you that you are not alone. You are, in fact, one of millions of patients who feel nervous regarding dental care, and to ensure you receive the care you need, we offer the following sedation options:
If you suffer from any level of anxiety regarding dental care, you are on your way toward qualifying as a wonderful candidate for sedation. However, because sedation includes the use of medication, your dentist will need to ensure your health will permit him to safely administer sedation. Through an examination and discussion regarding your health history, your dentist will make a final determination about your candidacy. Keep in mind, it is our goal to ensure you receive the excellent, comfortable care you deserve.