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Sedation Dentistry in Mooresville

Soothe Frazzled Nerves

If you are stressed out by the thought of going to the dentist, don’t feel bad about that. It’s perfectly normal. Studies show that more than 1/3 of the population avoids the dentist because of fear or anxiety, and often with good reason.

The team at New Smile Carolina understands this completely, and they work very hard to make sure that you are comfortable at all times, both physically and emotionally. Beyond being understanding and non-judgmental, Dr. Keadle and his team have all the tools of medicine available to help you get back to dental health.

IV Sedation

Dr. Keadle has been trained extensively in IV Sedation, which allows him to administer medicine through an Intravenous line that helps patients relax in comfort during their procedure. These IV medications can also help to prevent pain and to reduce or eliminate the memory of the procedure when it's completed.

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General Anesthesia

Another option at New Smile Carolina is sleep dentistry, or general anesthesia. In this case, Dr. Keadle works with an anesthesiologist to provide total unconsciousness during the procedure.

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Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of medication, and it’s a safe and affordable option for patients in need. The process is simple – once you’ve arrived for your appointment, we’ll provide you with halcyon (the sedative itself). Once you’ve taken the medication and the effects begin, you’ll become much more comfortable and relaxed. While you won’t fall asleep, you may become drowsy. It’s also likely that you won’t remember much about your appointment once it’s complete.

Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)

Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation, and it's extremely safe for all ages. Once you've settled into the treatment chair, our team will fit a small mask over your nose and start the flow of gas. Once you start breathing it in, the effects should take hold within minutes, helping the patient feel more at ease. Nitrous oxide is also great for patients with sensitive gag reflexes and/or too much saliva production, as it tends to help with these problems as well.

Once we've completed your care, the mask will be adjusted so that you're breathing in 100% oxygen. After just a couple of minutes, Patients should feel 100% back to normal. This means that, unlike other sedation methods, you won't need an escort to take you home. You can return to your daily routine right away!

Dr. Keadle will help you make the decision about what level of sedation or anesthesia is right for you and your procedure, so you can get your new smile in comfort. Call 704-639-1330 to schedule a free consultation.

Who can benefit from Sedation Dentistry or Sleep Dentistry?

Dr. Keadle may recommend sedation dentistry for patients who fit any of the following categories:

  • If you experience serious feelings of fear when thinking about visiting the dentist.
  • If you need to complete multiple, time-consuming procedures in a short amount of time.
  • If the anticipated procedure is likely to create anxiety
  • If in the past, you’ve had a dental care experience that was overly negative or even traumatic
  • If you have a history of trouble getting numb
  • If you have an overly sensitive gag reflex
  • If your teeth are especially sensitive
  • If you have a fear of needles or shots
  • If you are uncomfortable with the regular sights, noises, and smells that are associated with the dentist’s office

Call 704-639-1330 to find out more about how to get a new smile without the stress.