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Sedation Dentistry

There are people all over Arizona and the U.S. who have dental anxiety. People have put off important dental work for years because of their fear of dentistry. Other patients have a high degree of sensitivity in their teeth and gums and want to avoid that discomfort.

If you can relate to either of those types of patients, we have the solution for you: sedation dentistry. Using the time-tested techniques of oral conscious sedation and laughing gas, we can make you feel much more comfortable with any dental procedure.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

It’s extremely common for patients to use sedation dentistry during dental services other than standard cleanings. This is done every day. That is why Dr. Andy Shumway can offer sedation during any service you want. If you suffer from dental anxiety or other discomfort during dental procedures, we want to do what is best for you.

In fact, with the help of sedation dentistry we can even combine appointments so that you don’t have to come to the dentist as often. Under sedation, you can get through several services in one appointment and stay comfortable and relaxed throughout.

At Shumway Dental Care, our team is known for being friendly and personable. That’s a key to patients coming back to us. So, don’t worry about having a phobia. We’re happy to help you through it, treating you like a valued and trusted friend the whole time.

Types of Dental Sedation at Shumway Dental Care

Dr. Andy Shumway will work with you when you need sedation dentistry. He offers two types, depending on your level of need:

  • Laughing Gas: After more than 100 years of use, dentists trust laughing gas. By just breathing normally, you will feel relaxed and much more comfortable. It takes away most discomfort. Afterwards, it’ll disappear from your body in just minutes.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: By simply swallowing a pill, you will experience an even more profound sense of comfort. You’ll be conscious, but some patients can forget the details of the procedure afterwards. You will need a ride home from the dentist after your appointment using oral conscious sedation.

Our patients appreciate that we start and end our procedures on time. When you’re anxious already, we pledge to help you finish and go home quickly and promptly.

Should I Consider Sedation Dentistry?

If you have struggled with dental anxiety or sensitivity in the past, sedation dentistry is worth some thought. It might even make regular dentistry easy for you in the future. Almost everything in life is a habit, and by having a successful dental visit or two, you can start building better dental habits.

Plus, our mission is to help you be healthy. By avoiding dental work today, you might endanger your health tomorrow. Tooth infections can spread bacteria throughout your body, for example. Sedation dentistry can help you quickly get your teeth cleaned and any possible future issues resolved right now.

We Recommend Sedation Dentistry in Chandler and Gilbert, AZ

If you need dental work in order to stay healthy and safe (as we believe everyone does) but have avoided it due to dental anxiety or discomfort, please think about sedation dentistry. Call us and discuss it.

You don’t have to come for an appointment right away. We can just talk. We’re known for being friendly. We invite you to start a conversation—even if it’s just online—today.

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