More than 50% of Americans do not visit the dentist because they are fearful or suffer from dental anxiety. You are not alone! We’ve been providing sedation or sleep dentistry since 1980. Our professional team will never embarrass you as we recognize your fears. Our caring staff will spend the time to understand your concerns.
Three Rivers Dental Group offers a variety of sedation dentistry techniques to make your visit pleasant and comfortable and anxiety free. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation from mild, moderate to deep can be used depending on the patient’s needs. Before administering any sedative, our doctors will review your personal medical and dental history, and select the option best for you.
“I hadn’t been to the Dentist in 20+ years due to extreme fear and chose Three Rivers Dental for the Sedation Dentistry. I had 20+ years of work done with no sights or sounds.”
No sights! No sounds! No fears! ™
Sedation or Sleep Dentistry – Sedation dentistry is for the very apprehensive patient. Sedation medicine is provided by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to provide moderate to deep sleep. Sedation Dentistry allows the dentist to provide all or most of your dental care in one visit. A major benefit is most patients have no memory of their dental treatment. Recovery is quick and procedures take less time. Sedation dentistry will allow you to do all your dental care in one visit, without the fear of pain!
Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas, dental nitrous oxide is a mild sedative for those patients with mild to moderate anxiety and is administered and controlled during the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide ” elevates your mood” and will relax you and create a sense of well being. Most important it relieves anxiety and reduces discomfort. In addition, some tingling may be felt. When combined with ” headphones” your visit will be very pleasant and stress-free.
Oral Sedation – Dental oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for moderately apprehensive patients. Oral medication is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a mild to moderate state of sedation. Although oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses. This means a relaxing dental visit and reduces the smells and noises associated with the procedure.
When you come in for your appointment, we will go over all of the sedation options and guide you through the process. Our goal is to make you as relaxed as possible, with no anxiety.
We invite you to come and experience firsthand the superior hometown dental care that keeps our patients coming back for more than 30 years.