Sedation Dentistry

We understand why some people don't like the dentist.

We invite you to relax and rest easy.


Working together with you, we create a personalized sedation plan to
 help you relax and rest easy while we perform your dental care.

Sedation Dentistry

At Carnes Crossroads, our Personalized Sedation Dentistry approach allows you to
 experience an anxiety-free and comfortable dental visit.

Our experienced team monitors you closely throughout your dental procedure, ensuring
 your comfort every step of the way. Because sedation dentistry allows patients to relax
 and rest easy, we are able to complete more complex procedures in fewer visits.

Common Questions about Sedation Dentistry

Will I feel anything during my treatment?

In most cases, patients do not feel anything. As you sleep lightly, there is very little discomfort and many patients wake up feeling relaxed with almost no memory of the treatment.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Sedation dentistry has been proven to be a safe and effective way for many patients to receive dental treatment.

How long will it take the sedation to wear off?

The time it takes for the sedatives to wear off depends on the dose you've received, how long your treatment is, and how quickly your own body can recover. Since being under sedation causes drowsiness, it is recommended that you have a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment. After your treatment, you will not want to drive, drink alcohol, or operate machinery.

Am I a good candidate for sedation Dentistry?

All patients of all ages, who experience dental anxiety, are good candidates for sedation dentistry. If you
 have any of the following fears or concerns, ask your doctor about sedation dentistry as an option:

  • Are afraid of needles and/or shots
  • Have had a traumatic dental experience in the past
  • Can't handle the smells or noises of being at
    a dentist's office
  • Have overly sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or trouble getting numb
  • Require a more complex dental treatment
  • Feel self-conscious about your teeth