Relax at Alaska Dental Arts

Sedation Options

Scared of the dentist? Experience Sedation Dentistry at Alaska Dental Arts!

Dental anxiety is a very common dental problem. Even people who work in dental offices experience dental phobia!

Our hygienists and dentists will review all the treatment & processes planned beforehand, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Beyond that, you’ll be relaxed by our calming atmosphere.

A lot of people think IV sedation may not be safe for them. Dental anxiety is actually why IV sedation was introduced into dentistry. Being scared, nervous, and having extra anxiety can trigger cardiac events. When you’re under IV sedation you’re very calm, mild manner, nothing is upsetting, and your anxiety level is so low that your procedure can be done in a much safer health environment.

Also, if you have a high blood pressure episode, we have direct access to give you medications to keep you in a very safe, controlled level. That can’t be done if you aren’t on an IV. But IV sedation isn’t just for folks who have medical conditions. Pure anxiety is reason enough. The first thing we’ll do is meet you and find out about you, understand what you’re scared about, and what your medical history is. This will allow us to treat you safely and predictably, and understand what it is that we need to do and how we can maximize your dental appointment. We’ll determine if IV sedation is a good option for you when you come in for your consultation. During the procedure, we’ll give you a combination of medications that minimize how much you remember. Your 2-hour appointment may only seem like it takes 20 minutes! We will make you totally comfortable, and we will minimize swelling and discomfort post-procedure.