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Thanks to sedation dentistry thousands now enjoy visits to Ballantyne Center for Dentistry even though they once feared going to the dentist.

Imagine achieving your dream smile COMFORTABLY. It happens every day at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, with a range of sedation dentistry options available to our Charlotte patients. Imagine enjoying going to the dentist!

Not only do we use the latest techniques, materials, and technology at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, we use sedation dentistry.

With sedation dentistry, you arrive at our spa-like practice. We give you a few small pills to take and an hour later you are in a state of complete relaxation. Some of our patients get so relaxed that they doze into a sleep-like state. We complete the procedure, you wake up, and then you go home to rest. It’s that simple; you barely feel anything during the procedure.

 

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry is a wonderful way to have your dentistry completed.  It can take many forms.  The first and probably most well known form is laughing gas or Nitrous Oxide.  Along with oxygen, nitrous oxide can be given to patients nasally and creates a light or sometimes heavy feeling that many people describe as similar to having a few glasses of wine.  But the great part is there is no hangover!  And, you can drive yourself to and from your appointments.  Nitrous oxide is very safe and has been used very successfuly for years by dentists.  We also provide a service called Nu-Calm™.  This procedure is an all natural sedation method that causes a deep relaxation without any chemicals or medications.  Some of our patients swear that this is as close as it gets to a Zen type of dental experience.

Mild Conscious to Moderate Conscious sedation dentistry can be achieved thorugh the use of an oral seditive cocktail or intravenously.  This creates an experience of what you might experience while dreaming.  Patients lose track of time and often fall comfortably asleep.  This type of sedation requires an escort as patients will not be able to drive a car or operate at full capacity for around 24 hours.  With this type of sedation dentistry most patients don't even remember their visit to the office.

General Anesthesia is the strongest and most powerful form of sedation dentistry provided at the Ballantyne Center for Denitstry.  Many times there are situations where denitstry should be done when you are competely unconscious.  If you require this deepest form of sedation, fear not, we can help.

Both Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joseph Hufanda are certified in oral sedation by DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation).  In addition Dr. Joe and Dr. Satterlee have recieved certification in I.V. Dental Sedation. General Anesthesia is provided at the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry by our board certified anesthesia group.

 

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Sedation is right for anyone who wants the dental care they need without the pain or fear they’ve come to expect. It is particularly useful if you:

  • Have fears that make you delay or avoid proper dental care
  • Have had a bad experience with dentists in the past
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Suffer acute or chronic jaw soreness
  • Dislike the sights, sounds and smells associated with a dental office
  • Have trouble getting numb
  • Need a lot of work done, but don’t have time for several appointments
  • Are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth and want to take action
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Hate the sight of needles
  • Physical limitations such as back or neck problem

Sedation dentistry has several advantages. First, it helps us meet the goal of providing each of our patients with a comfortable dental experience. At the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, we believe that receiving the dental care you need should not invoke fear, anxiety, or stress, and sedation dentistry lets us accomplish this for even the most fearful patient.

Secondly, sedation dentistry is an excellent way to receive all your necessary dental work in just one visit. In many cases, dental work that would normally take three or four visits can be condensed into one, letting patients emerge with a beautiful smile and no memory of their treatment.

Sedation dentistry makes it easy to receive dental implants, crowns, dental veneers, or any other treatment! To learn more about the sedation dentistry options available at our practice in Charlotte, NC, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today.

 

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