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Sedation Dentistry

Your Comfort is Our Priority

At Wood, Spooner & Mills Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we know that some patients are extremely nervous about dental procedures, especially if they have experienced dental pain or trauma, or have had a lot of dental work in the past.

Birmingham dentists Dr. Diana Wood, Dr. Melanie Spooner and Dr. Lindsey Mills offer conscious sedation dentistry as an option for patients that are highly apprehensive about dental treatment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

With oral conscious sedation, oral medications are prescribed for the patient to be taken prior to their appointment. These medications help the patient reach a state of deep relaxation.

  • Unlike general anesthesia, during oral conscious sedation, the patient is awake and able to speak, walk and maintain normal body functions.
  • After having procedures completed with oral sedation dentistry, most patients do not remember the details of the treatment itself, just that they visited the dentist.

Should I ask my dentist about Sedation Dentistry?

If you struggle with extreme fear when visiting the dentist, you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. Or, if you have extensive treatment needs, a history of difficulty with getting numb or a severe gag reflex, you may be more comfortable having your treatment completed with oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Our dental treatment rooms are also equipped with Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation (laughing gas) for a temporary and mildly relaxing effect during treatment.

Are you ready to learn more about sedation dentistry? Please Contact Wood, Spooner & Mills Dentistry of Birmingham. Our team members are very knowledgeable about our dental sedation options and will be more than happy to assist you!