Do you experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist? You may be a candidate for Sedation Dentistry. Blue Ridge Endodontics offers oral sedation for adults who are anxious or fearful and are otherwise healthy. This relieves anxiety and allows patients to have an even better experience. This will require an additional visit since we need to get a thorough medical history and vital signs prior to sedation. We use the most effective and mild sedatives so patients can return easily the next day to their normal activities.
The patient must obtain a ride to and from the appointment by a care-giver. Our team is highly trained and will guide patients and the care givers through their appointment. We provide mild oral conscious sedation. Inhalation Conscious Sedation (Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”) is another option for anxious patients. Inhalation Conscious Sedation can be given with the oral sedation to provide additional relaxation or it can be given by itself which is adequate in many cases.
Advantages to patients include: