Dental sedation can be the perfect solution for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear when visiting our office. Dr. Kim and our team want anxious patients to feel welcome, respected and relaxed during their time with us and we make every effort to learn about their concerns, previous experiences, and oral health needs.
If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety or fear, schedule a visit to learn more about our practice and see if dental sedation is right for your needs. Restoring your oral health will also benefit your overall quality of life.
Dr. Kim works with fearful patients on an individual basis to determine the best way to provide the dental care they need or treatment they desire in a compassionate manner. She will discuss your medical history, past dental care experiences and personal concerns and goals. Dental sedation can often enable you to receive multiple treatments during one visit.
Loyalsock Dental offers two options for conscious sedation. This type of dental sedation allows you to remain alert and responsive during your procedure while feeling completely relaxed and stress free. Most patients have little or no memory afterward.
- Oral sedation: Dr. Kim can prescribe a sedative taken by mouth, often with an at home dose to ensure you are fully relaxed or your procedure. For this reason, patients will need to arrange for transportation to and from their appointment.
- Nitrous Oxide: called “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small cannula placed beneath the nose. This type of sedation takes effect and wears off almost immediately, allowing patients to drive themselves to and from their visit.