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Sedation Dentistry in Lawrenceville

Discover Sedation Dentistry at Optima Dental


When we notice patients are nervous throughout their entire dental experience, we generally like to recommend sedation dentistry so we can help them remain relaxed and stress-free while we work on them. Here at our Lawrenceville office, we use sedatives to ease your dental phobia or anxiety that may be causing you to avoid dental care altogether.

Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax patients during their dental appointment and can be administered in different ways and at various levels. Here at Optima Dental, we offer IV sedation and oral conscious sedation for any of our dental treatments, ensuring patients feel calm and comfortable in the care they receive.

IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is often used for patients who have a greater fear of the dentist or are undergoing multiple procedures at once. An IV will be safely administered into your bloodstream so you can feel the effects of the sedatives more efficiently.

Dr. Houenou or a specially trained team member will monitor the levels of sedation given to you throughout your procedure, ensuring you remain calm and don’t experience any pain or discomfort.

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Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is one of the most popular methods we use. Prior to your procedure, we’ll provide you with an oral medication that you’ll take an hour before you come in for your appointment.

Once you arrive, you’ll begin to get sleepy and any nervous energy you had will be gone. As Dr. Houenou proceeds with your treatment you may doze off, but you’ll still be conscious and able to respond to anything we may ask you to do.

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Reasons to Get Sedatives

Although these are typically the most common, being anxious or having a dental phobia aren’t the only reasons to receive sedation dentistry. Other reasons for sedation include:

  • Having a low pain tolerance
  • Undergoing multiple or complex procedures
  • Fearful of needles or dental drills
  • Having overly sensitive teeth
  • Experiencing a bad gag reflex
  • Having trouble getting numb

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Here at Optima Dental, there will always be someone watching you and monitoring your vitals until your treatment is completed. It is important to know that we recommend you have a driver to and from your appointment.

The after effects will vary for each patient and the dosage they receive, but we want to ensure you get home safely since it’s common for the sedatives to take a while to wear off.

Relieve Your Worries Today

If you have any more questions about sedation dentistry or want to find out which method is best for you, call our Lawrenceville office at (770) 962-4322 today. At Optima Dental, we want to help you receive your necessary dental care no matter what. No one should put their health at risk because of fear. With sedation dentistry, your mind will be put at ease so we can deliver a stunning new smile.

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