For many patients, visiting the dentist is an anxiety-ridden experience, whether due to past experiences or stories shared by others. Without regular preventative dental care, cavities, gingivitis, and other oral health-related issues can arise and become severe conditions without proper treatment.
In addition to making your office visits stress-free and positive, we are committed to educating you about the various dental treatment options available to you.
If you have questions about our comfort dentistry services or how we will make your visit a comfortable, and positive experience, call American Family Dentistry - Southwind at 901-624-0440 today to schedule an appointment.
Many people put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. Prior to your treatment, you'll receive medication through an intravenous line. This will place you in a calm, relaxed state. IV sedation places the patient in a deep level of sedation - you will not be able to communicate during the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have.
Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the Nitrous Oxide. You won't fall asleep; instead, the Nitrous Oxide simply puts you at ease and eliminates any anxiety you may normally experience.
Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety. If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, let your dentist at American Family Dentistry - Southwind know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at 901-624-0440 for an appointment.
Sedation Dentistry for Children
American Family Dentistry - Southwind offers oral sedation to help ease your child’s anxiety and fears. Your dentist will prescribe medication that is best suited to your child’s health and personal needs in order to provide quality dental treatment for children who might be too fearful or uncooperative.