Although the friendly and comfortable atmosphere at Matheson Dentistry helps to calm troubled nerves, some patients require medicinal help to reduce stress during a dental appointment. Dental anxiety is real and can have devastating effects on health when needed procedures are put off for years and then become emergencies or require extensive reconstruction. We offer a wide range of safe and effective options to meet your needs for a sedation dentist in Queen Creek.
Nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas), can be used by children and adults and works by decreasing anxiety. Oral sedatives put the patient in a relaxed state which decreases any pain or anxiety that they may have. For those who desire IV sedation or sleep dentistry, our highly trained anesthesia team employs state-of-the-art equipment with a high priority on safety and comfort for you, the patient. We offer both conscious sedation and general anesthesia at our Queen Creek office.
We recognize that much of the anxiety of going to the dentist comes from having shots to numb the area needing dental care. We use topical anesthetic before our injections to minimize discomfort. We also warm our anesthetic to body temperature prior to injections as room temperature anesthetic is part of what makes the injection uncomfortable. In addition, we use the DentalVibe (see www.dentalvibe.com ). Our patients tell us that in many cases it removes the feeling of the needle completely! Your comfort is of great concern to us and we go to great lengths to be your pain free dentist in Queen Creek.