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Sedation Dentistry for Marietta

What keeps you from visiting your Marietta, GA family dental office for checkups or other services? Is it a busy schedule? Or is it anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a real condition that keeps many patients from seeking essential care. Delaying important dental care is never a good idea, though. Many studies have linked oral health conditions like gum disease with larger health complications. As a result, giving your teeth and soft tissues the treatment they need is important.

At Thornton Dental Wellness, our dental team offers two kinds of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide and conscious sedation. Both are effective for easing dental anxiety. Dr. Thornton recently completed continuing education with the DOCS Education program and is a member of the Internation Congress of Oral Implantologists! Whether you are learning about sedation dentistry for routine procedures or oral surgery procedures such as dental implants, Dr. Thornton and her team have you covered.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

More commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is administered through a face mask. It quickly creates a deep sense of relaxation, to the point that you won't recognize pain. What’s more, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly making it the one form of sedation dentistry that lets you drive yourself home afterwards and get back to your normal schedule in no time.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Dr. Neely Thornton of Thornton Dental Wellness is a fully certified practitioner of conscious oral sedation. Using conscious oral sedation, our team can help you achieve a deeper sense of relaxation. This benefits the patient with a range of needs, but especially those who need a longer procedure. 

Because the effects of conscious oral sedation take a few hours to wear off, you'll need to have a friend or family drive you home after your appointment. 

Do you have questions about how sedation dentistry can help you improve your smile? Call Thornton Dental Wellness in Marietta, GA today with your questions. We would be happy to recommend a sedation dentistry solution based on your needs and your medical history. Our office serves patients from Marietta, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Mableton, Power Springs, Sandy Springs, and beyond.