At Mosaic Dentistry, we have a warm and friendly dental care team that puts our patients at ease. Even some of the most anxious patients feel a sense of peace when they walk through our office and are welcomed by our staff.

Still, some of our patients struggle with severe anxiety when receiving medical and dental care, and we completely understand that. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry may be recommended by your dentist to help reduce anxiety and allow for longer procedures to be completed in one visit.

Sedation dentistry is somewhat different from sleep dentistry, in that it allows you to stay awake while feeling deeply relaxed during your treatment. That way, you can still follow directions from the dentist to put you at ease during the appointment.

Due to the length of some procedures, Dr. Gillespie may suggest the use of sedatives even if the patient is not uneasy.

The alternative, general anesthesia, puts patients to sleep during dental procedures.

Dr. Gillespie DDS

The sedatives have some similarities to general anesthesia

  • Longer procedures can be completed
  • The patient has no memories of the procedure

Sedatives can be administered using a variety of methods

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral medications
  • Intravenous sedatives

Our two priorities during procedures that require sedation are your comfort and safety. Our team is fully trained and very experienced in monitoring patients and recognizing issues after administration of the medicine.

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