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Comfort Dentistry

Gentle Professional Cleaning

In order to have overall good health it is important to also have good oral health habits. Regular cleaning protects your teeth from developing plaque and also fights bad breath. But the most effective way to maintain proper oral health is to get your teeth professionally cleaned at the dentist office. A process as simple as a thorough cleaning can help you prevent the development of oral health issues while maintaining a bright smile.

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IV Sedation


Many people put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. Unlike deep sedation or general anesthesia, with IV Sedation, you'll remain conscious during your procedure and still be able to cooperate with instructions. Prior to your treatment, you'll receive medication through an intravenous line. This will place you in a calm, relaxed state while you retain all verbal and physical response capabilities throughout your treatment. 

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Nitrous Oxide

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.

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Oral Sedation

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 Sunset Hills Family Dental know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at 618-692-9980 for an appointment.

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Sedation Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties?

You're not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Our team at Sunset Hills Family Dental is here to help you overcome your dental anxiety and regain your confidence about visiting the dentist. In our personalized approach, we offer several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.

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