Benton & Nelson DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation Dentistry

An excellent option to reduce nervousness: Laughing gas could be a great option for you if you are nervous about dental care.

A way to reduce a severe gag reflex: Nitrous oxide can also help reduce severe gag reflex, and is a great option for patients who have difficulties taking dental x-rays. 

Wears off by the time you leave the office: Unlike moderate sedation, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off within minutes, and you are free to go about your day normally afterward.

Won’t affect your memory. You will still have a memory of the procedure, but nitrous oxide will make your overall experience more pleasant.

Please visit our page on sedation dentistry to learn more!

Yes.

Dr. Nelson understands how stressful dental care can be, and he prioritizes a comfortable, painless experience. Like many people, Dr. Nelson has a lot of unpleasant memories of dental work as a child.   From the age of 4 to 18, he had just about every dental treatment procedure from fillings to crowns to extractions. 

Because of his personal experience, Dr. Nelson is committed to prioritizing patient comfort. Sedation dentistry is one of Dr. Nelson’s passions and one of the main reasons he became a dentist. Dr. Nelson is extremely motivated to provide dental care with a high level of compassion to patients with dental anxiety like himself. Dr. Nelson loves promoting oral health, relieving patient’s dental pain, and restoring healthy, beautiful smiles. 

We are a great office for patients who are nervous about their upcoming appointment. As one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area with a moderate sedation license, Dr. Nelson is able to guarantee stress-free care to even the most nervous patients. 

Our office employs multiple techniques to help keep you at ease while in the dental chair. We will discuss all of our options with you thoroughly, so you can choose the best treatment for you. 

  • Most effective, pain-free, and up-to-date numbing techniques. During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia. 
  • Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas). For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 
  • Stress-free sedation dentistry. Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

A stress-free experience for the nervous patient. Patients who are nervous or anxious about their dental visit are encouraged to consider sedation dentistry.

If you elect to have moderate sedation dentistry for your dental procedure, you are guaranteed to have a stress-free experience with no memory of the procedure. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier!

Other benefits of sedation dentistry:

  • Comfortable
  • Pain-free
  • Elimination of all dental anxiety
  • No memory of the procedure
  • Elimination gag reflex
  • Very safe and effective
  • Enables all treatment to be completed in one visit

Please visit our page on sedation dentistry to learn more!

Most effective, pain-free, and up-to-date numbing techniques: During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier!

Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas): For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 

Stress-free sedation dentistry: Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

Please visit our page on dental sedation to learn more! 

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