Sedation Dentistry offers anxiety-free dental procedures as the patient is in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. It means something even more important: a comfortable experience – often with no recollection of the time passed. We often hear from patients who express their gratitude and delight in their first ever visit to the dentist without fear.
All of the amazing advances in dentistry can’t do a thing for you if you don’t go to the dentist. Here at Spyros A. Koutsioukis, D.M.D. in Greenville, SC, we realize that there are a lot of legitimate reasons why many people stay away from the dentist. It’s been estimated that almost half of the population has some kind of dental fear, from people who feel a little uncomfortable, to those who are so terrified they can’t set foot in a dental office. Whether it’s fear or something else that’s keeping you away, today’s dentistry gives many options for making you comfortable throughout your appointment. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients which makes for a comfortable dental experience.
Oral sedation is a wonderful option for patients who need more than just nitrous oxide. It allows many people to be comfortably sedated through an entire dental visit using just a small pill.
Nitrous oxide, often called “laughing gas” is a colorless gas that we can give you to help you relax. It is very safe when professionally administered, and it works extremely well to reduce the anxieties in many dental patients.