Relive Dental Anxiety With Our Sedation Options in Cave Creek, AZ

Some patients experience mild uneasiness when they go to the dentist, while others have extreme anxiety. No matter how much dental fear you feel, we’ll help you overcome it with sedation options in Cave Creek, AZ.

Our safe dental sedation will:

  • Allow you to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without fear or discomfort
  • Enable you to stay relaxed during a lengthy procedure or multiple procedures
  • Make you less aware of sights, sounds, and sensations that bother you
  • Give you peace of mind if you’ve experienced past difficulties getting numb with local anesthesia
  • Ease a sensitive gag reflex

Schedule a stress-free appointment by calling us at 480-420-9562.

We’ll Help You Find the Right Level of Sedation

To ensure you receive the right level of sedation, Dr. Russell Roderick will consider your physical condition, your prior experiences at the dentist, and the kind of treatment you’ll receive. We encourage you to be honest with us about your pain tolerance and your past history with sedation. Working together, we’ll select the kind of sedation that will work best to relieve your anxiety.

Your choices include:

  • Inhaled Sedation – This noninvasive sedation method, also called laughing gas, is safe even for young children. You receive it through a small mask you wear over your nose. It takes effect within minutes and wears off fast, too. We can quickly adjust the amount you receive during your treatment. Laughing gas is gentle, and you won’t feel groggy afterward.
  • Oral Sedation – You’ll take a safe prescription pill before your procedure. It will leave you largely unaware of what is happening around you, although you’ll still be able to answer questions and communicate with us during your treatment. Because its effects last for several hours, you’ll need a ride home.
  • NuCalm – To relieve general anxiety or for minor procedures, you can try our drug-free sedation method called NuCalm. You’ll take natural amino acid tablets and listen to calming music or nature sounds that counteract the adrenaline released by your brain when you feel anxious. You also wear dark glasses that block out light and FDA-approved patches behind each ear that further relax you. This four-part process mimics what happens in your brain naturally during the first stages of sleep.

Early Hours & a Comfortable Atmosphere Can Help You Relax

Some anxious patients find it helps to visit our office at slower times of the day. We offer appointments beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays if you’re interested in this option. An early visit also allows you to get your appointment out of the way, so you won’t have to anxiously anticipate it throughout the day.

You’ll also appreciate our relaxing atmosphere, which feels like a home and not a hospital. Help yourself to a refreshment from our beverage bar! During your treatment, you can watch TV or a movie on a ceiling-mounted monitor while we work. A warm blanket and neck or back pillows also will help you stay comfortable and cozy.

To explore our sedation options in Cave Creek, AZ, call us today at 480-420-9562. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Sedation Options
Does sedation dentistry work for most patients?

Over the years, we have found that most patients respond well to our sedation options. If you tend to suffer from dental anxiety, we have a sedation method that will work for you. Our goal is to help you relax as much as possible so you can get the care your smile needs. We’ll do our best to make sure your procedure is completely pleasant.

What sedation options are available to me?

We offer three kinds of sedation: inhaled sedation (also called laughing gas), oral sedation in the form of a prescription pill, and a drug-free form of sedation called NuCalm. We’ll help you choose the kind of sedation that will work best for you. Among other factors, we’ll consider your medical history, your anxiety level, and the type of procedure you’re undergoing.

Are your sedation options safe?

Yes, our sedation dentistry is completely safe because it is expertly administered and monitored by our trained team. Inhaled sedation uses mild laughing gas, which is safe even for children. Oral conscious sedation works using a small, FDA-approved pill. We even have a drug-free sedation option that combines amino acids with calming music or nature sounds. We’ll also block out lights and sound for you with this option. As a result, it relieves your anxiety in a natural way. You can feel confident in our team’s ability to use our dental sedation options for your benefit.