Care in Complete Comfort
For some people, going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable
experience. The drills, the smells and oh, that awful needle! But
now there’s a new way for the dentally fearful to get their needed
treatment without having to go through all the fear and anxiety.
And, what’s more, they likely won’t even remember going to the
dentist. It’s called sedation dentistry, and we are very proud to
bring it to you.
The way it works is quite simple. One hour before the appointment
you simply take a pill that we have dispensed to you. By the time
you arrive in our office for your appointment, you are very relaxed.
You are then shown to the dental chair. You gradually progress to a
deeper level of sedation but are still able to respond to your
environment and to questions from Dr. Hopp. Your vital signs are
monitored constantly throughout the treatment. When you’re finished,
a friend drives you home and in an hour or so you are pretty much
back to normal.
You aren’t “knocked out” or in total sedation like you would be for
surgery. We find that while some patients have a deep fear of dental
treatment, they may also have a deeper fear of being “put under.”
Their actual fear centers on losing control or not being able to
perceive what’s going on around them. Sedation is a happy medium.
You are still under control and understand what’s happening – you
just don’t feel anything or have any anxiety about it.
Some people, while they are not at all afraid of dental treatment,
are highly resistant to anesthetic. They just can’t get numb. Other
people simply don’t have the time to make repeated visits to the
dentist and would rather have all their work done in one longer
visit. Sedation dentistry takes care of both problems. With sedation
dentistry, literally years of treatment can be accomplished in just
a single visit! With some cases, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing
We look forward to working with you to
provide you with quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed
manner. Call our office at (307) 687-0444 to find out more about