You deserve to feel comfortable and confident when visiting Utah Periodontal Specialists. For those who suffer from extreme anxiety, our office offers sedation dentistry as a safe and reliable way for you to feel relaxed. With extensive training in sedation dentistry, your dentist leads the team in offering you the most comfortable experience possible. If you have been putting off years of dental work, while living in pain or with embarrassing oral problems, sedation dentistry can change your life. Enjoy the following types of sedation to ease your anxiety:

You can be perfectly relaxed during your trip to the periodontist.  For the fastest and most dramatic results, the team at Utah Perio offers IV sedation, which is designed to relax you and to make you more comfortable during complicated dental procedures. IV stands for intravenous, meaning the medication that helps sedate you is administered through the veins, thus eliminating your anxiety, as well as your pain. This sedation method allows you to become relaxed at a much faster rate than with other sedation methods. Even if you’re afraid of needles, the needle used for IV sedation is so small that most patients liken it to a tiny pinch or to a pinprick as the insertion is made (usually at the top of the hand or within the inside of your elbow). The Utah Perio team is very experienced in these techniques. Should you choose IV sedation, they will be sure to create a comfortable experience for you.

This type of sedation is in pill form. Depending on the dose given, oral sedation can be minimal or moderate. You will feel drowsy, but awake.  It is our policy that you come to your appointment to sign your consent forms and review your post op instructions prior to your sedation.  This type of anesthesia also includes nitrous oxide. Often times you will not remember the majority of the procedure. This is a great sedation option for people who are nervous getting numb.  You will need to bring a driver to take you home.

Nitrous oxide (otherwise known as laughing gas) is a minimal form of sedation that helps you relax during your dental visits. A mask is placed over your nose, and you breathe in nitrous oxide combined with oxygen. Your periodontist can control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive based on your comfort level. You will be fully awake, yet relaxed. You will be numb for your procedure. You will be able to drive yourself home