Dr. Higginbotham and his associates offer oral conscious sedation, digital nitrous, nitrous oxide, and even IV sedation for ultimate patient comfort.
Oral sedation also known as conscious sedation will help any patient with dental anxiety and fear.
- If you need extensive dental work consider oral sedation as a comfortable solution that will allow you to receive multiple procedures in a single day.
- Patients who have problems getting numb from traditional agents also appreciate oral sedation.
- Dental phobia, a condition that keeps approximately 80 percent of Americans from visiting the dentist, is a very real and very scary problem. Dr. Higginbotham and his associates often suggest oral sedation for patients who feel anxious or stressed when faced with dental care.
Digital Nitrous/Opera VR
Overcome your dental anxiety with digital nitrous, also known as virtual reality goggles at our office. Opera VR is a tool proven as effective as nitrous oxide and anxiety reduction that is drug free and can be set up in under a minute. Now while getting your dental treatment you can be transported to the ocean, view city scenes, go on a scuba dive, and much more. Your mind can relax and and any dental anxiety will be gone.
Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled with a small mask that fits over your nose that helps you relax. Nitrous Oxide is also know as laughing gas. It can keep you comfortable during certain dental procedures. It is for both adults and children to make you feel relaxed and help make certain dental procedures easy and stress free.
IV Sedation is often a solution for our most anxious patients that do not want to be awake during dental procedures. Our dentists work with an oral surgeon in their office to sedate our patients with an IV. Once they have been put to sleep, the dentist will complete the dental procedures needed in one visit. The patient will wake up with all their dental work completed and not have to worry about other dental treatment appointments.
Request An Appointment
Request an appointment online for and exam to discuss which sedation option is right for you. Don’t let your dental work fall to the wayside because of fear, scheduling, or numbing problems. Dr. Higginbotham and his associates will help you determine the best plan for your unique case.