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Sedation Dentistry

My Time Dental Centers

Jeffrey D. Schmelter, DMD, MA

General Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Mesa, AZ

Going to the dentist might make you feel anxious or scared. At My Time Dental Centers in Mesa, Arizona, experienced dentist Jeffrey Schmelter, DMD, MA, and his team offer sedation dentistry to help you relax during routine dental procedures and oral surgery. Book an appointment with My Time Dental Centers by phone or online to learn more about your options.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Dr. Schmelter and his team at My Time Dental Centers specialize in sedation dentistry. During sedation, Dr. Schmelter uses special medicine to help you feel more relaxed and ease dental anxiety. He and his team offer complimentary sedation consultations to determine if sedation is the right choice for you.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Some of the numerous benefits associated with sedation dentistry at My Time Dental Centers include:

  • Feeling relaxed during dental procedures
  • Less fear about going to the dentist
  • Less dental anxiety
  • An enjoyable dental experience
  • Less stress and tension

Having sedation dentistry available might make you more likely to attend routine dental visits or undergo important dental procedures.

What are the different types of sedation?

The My Time Dental Centers team offers a wide array of sedation dentistry options, including:

Oral sedation

With oral sedation, you take a pill the night before or morning of your appointment. It relaxes you during dental procedures and might even help you fall asleep. Plan to have someone drive you home after receiving oral sedation.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a form of sedation you inhale through a mask to make you feel relaxed in the dentist’s chair. It wears off quickly after your appointment, so you might be able to drive yourself home.

IV sedation

IV sedation through a vein in your arm helps you deeply relax or even fall asleep. It takes effect quickly, and Dr. Schmelter monitors you and adjusts your level of sedation as needed during each procedure. Someone must drive you home after you receive IV sedation.

General anesthesia

If you desire general anesthesia to put you asleep during a dental procedure, My Time Dental Centers staff partners with licensed nurses to offer you a deep level of sedation and completely relieve dental fears. Plan to have someone drive you home after receiving general anesthesia.

Which type of sedation is right for me?

The right choice of sedation for you depends on a variety of factors, such as your level of anxiety, the dental procedure you require, and your preference. Dr. Schmelter personalizes each treatment and gives you a voice in your care. He uses local anesthesia too, so you don’t feel pain in the dental chair regardless of which type of sedation, if any, you choose.

Don’t let dental anxiety get the best of you and don’t avoid routine dental visits because of it. Schedule a complimentary sedation consultation with My Time Dental Centers by phone or online today.