Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment
Even though Dr. Simpson takes great pride in being able to deliver painless injections, some people are naturally anxious at even the thought of a needle. If you or a loved one breaks into a cold sweat at the mention of the word “dentist,” we have a simple solution.
One hour before your visit, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You will reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to questions but mostly sleep through your entire visit. This is ideal for fearful people or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induce a light state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases. Because it wears off quickly, you can drive yourself home when it’s over!
The STA System™ with The Wand™
The first computer-controlled local anesthetic system. Just one injection at a single tooth with The Wand is all that’s needed to numb an area. It lets the dentist precisely anesthetize a single tooth in only one to two minutes, rather than administering an anesthetic that numbs your entire lip. This is a more accurate and safer delivery of anesthesia. The STA works immediately, whereas the typical anesthetic can take 8 to 12 minutes, and lasts as long as traditional anesthesia. This technology has been clinically proven to provide a pain-free injection.
Call our office at (318) 868-0830 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.