James Island Dental Associates
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sedation Dentistry

How can we help you?

When you're making decisions regarding the health of your family, it's important to get all the information you need and answers for all your questions. 

At James Island Dental Associates, we are happy to provide you with answers so you can make informed decisions about your health. We've selected a few questions we often hear, and you are always more than welcome to reach out to us if you need more details. 

 

Sedation Dentistry

Woman sitting in dental chair fearful of dentist | Charleston SC DentistUnfortunately, millions of Americans put off treatment every year because of fears that dentistry will hurt. This can create a cycle in which problems are allowed to develop and worsen, and by the time a fearful patient seeks help, the condition is quite painful and requires extensive treatment, which only serves to validate their fears. 

At James Island Dental Associates, we are dedicated to breaking this cycle and helping everyone get the comfortable dentistry they deserve.

We treat a number of fearful patients and are very attentive and caring when it comes to making you comfortable.

Comfortable Dentistry in Charleston 

After thoroughly evaluating your medical history, we can provide four options to help keep you comfortable during treatment:

  1. Local anesthesia (numbing)
  2. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) + numbing
  3. Oral sedation (taking a pill) + nitrous oxide + numbing
  4. IV sedation

Each treatment and service can involve different levels of anxiety, so we help you determine which modality is best suited for you.

In addition to these methods, you'll find that our office is comfortable and filled with friendly people who make your comfort their number one priority while you are with us. You can enjoy your favorite TV program while we care for you or just kick back and relax. 

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We are pleased to announce that we are officially open and very excited to be seeing patients again. That being said, we ask for patience as we work through our new scheduling process, as well as, working through rescheduling missed appointments when we were closed. If you have any scheduling questions please feel free to call us or send us an email. Please be advised, safety is still the utmost concern. We are adopting new procedures in the office to keep both you the patient, and our staff safe. For more information, see our Covid-19 page detailing our new operating procedures.