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Sedation Dentistry in Flagstaff, AZ
Peak Family Dental Sedation Dentistry
Dental phobia and anxiety can prevent many patients from seeking the dental care they need. However, avoiding regular treatment can have devastating effects on their oral health. It is of the utmost importance that you undergo necessary care to prevent further damage, decay, or more costly procedures in the future. Fortunately, at Peak Family Dental Care, we provide sedation dentistry so that our patients can relax during procedures. Sedation can benefit many patients including children, special needs patients, or those with claustrophobia. Dr. Bryan J. Shanahan can administer oral consciousness and nitrous oxide for most procedures. We also work with a local dental anesthesiologist to provide intravenous (IV) sedation at our practice in Cottonwood and Flagstaff, AZ. Your best interest is our priority, and we provide gentle, compassionate treatment in the most comfortable environment possible.
Tailored to Your Needs
After Your Treatment
Best Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
- Patients with a strong gag reflex
- Special needs patients
- Patients undergoing oral surgery
- Those with a fear of needles
- Patients unable to remain sitting for long periods of time
By allowing patients sit comfortably during their procedures, sedation can make visiting the dentist easier and allow you to regularly maintain your oral health. This proven technique can also help those who need to undergo multiple treatments in one visit or lengthy procedures such as dental implant placement. Your doctor can help you determine if you or a loved one should receive sedation and which type will be best suited.
Gentle, safe sedation can help you relax and remain comfortable during your treatment.
Further Improvements for Your Comfort
Pain is not an option for our patients. We believe that dental appointments can be a positive experience when the right measures are taken. In addition to sedation and local anesthetic, our doctors and the entire team are devoted to making your feel comfortable throughout your entire visit.
For many procedures, we can use the Solea® laser to provide gentle, virtually painless care. The Solea laser can replace the need for a dental drill, eliminating painful vibrations and friction as well as harsh sounds. Laser dentistry has allowed us to complete procedures without the need for anesthesia or sutures, reduce treatment times, and significantly improve your overall experience.