Dr. Shearer is understanding that some patients become anxious just thinking about getting a shot. Even though he delivers painless injections, he also offers oral conscious sedation to relieve all anxiety. By taking one pill an hour before your visit, you will reach a sedate state that will make you unaware of your treatment. You retain enough consciousness to be able to answer any questions the doctor may ask. This type of sedation also is given to those who need extensive work accomplished in one visit.
Commonly referred to as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide will also make treatment comfortable. We place a mask over your nose and mouth, and you simply inhale the medication to induce a calm and relaxed state. Local anesthesia is also given, which will eliminate all pain.
Call our office at (501) 955-0155 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.