Fear of the Dentist is a Common Phobia Treatable with Sedation
Are you one of the millions of Americans who are fearful of visiting the dentist? Dental phobia is incredibly common among adults, and over 36 percent of those who do not visit the dentist regularly do so out of fear. Dr. Brian Francis and our friendly staff want to prove to you that there really is nothing to fear when visiting the dentist. We offer a wide range of sedation dentistry options for those who need help getting their treatments. We offer multiple sedation options to reduce anxiety and even block pain during your treatments.
Sedation Options Available to You
This form of sedation is injected directly to the treatment location to block sensations of pain by numbing the area.
We will ask you to take a pill around an hour before your treatment so you have enough time to feel the effects. This sedation will put you in a sleepy, calming state during treatment, but still allow you to respond to us.
Known to many as laughing gas, this sedation is given to you through a mask worn during treatment. Its effects are fast acting and should relax you completely.
Administered intravenously, IV sedation provides a deeper level of relaxation yet still allows you to respond to instructions. You will likely have little or no memory of the procedure.
Enjoy an Improved Quality of Life After Your Dental Treatments
We appreciate our patients and treat you like we would treat our own family. That includes giving you nearly painless dentistry that you won’t have to fear. When you are able to relax during your treatment thanks to sedation dentistry, you will have a new outlook on your dental experience as a whole. In addition to sedation, we also utilize minimally invasive laser technology for many of our procedures, to provide you with near pain-free treatments. Dr. Francis has been awarded for achievements in patient care while studying at Case Western University Dental School in Cleveland, Ohio, so you can rest at ease with us as your dental home.