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Sedation Dentistry

There are different sedation techniques that can calm and relax you all the way through your dental appointment.

Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who suffer from dental anxiety or who want to accomplish more in one dental visit while remaining relaxed. At Parrish Childs Dental, we offer several different types of dental sedation techniques to help take the edge off at your next appointment, and we offer financing options to qualified patients.


Types of Sedation Dentistry Available to You

Our team is trained and knowledgeable in administering three types of sedation dentistry:

  • Oral sedation –  You take a small pill prior to your dental appointment. This pill will calm your nerves and help your relax during your appointment. The effects of the pill wear off a few hours later.
  • I.V. sedation – This form of sedation is administered intravenously and is fully customizable to the patient and length of the procedure. You will have little to no memory of your dental visit, but you will still be able to respond to verbal commands or to light touch.
  • Nitrous oxide –  Another common name for nitrous oxide is “laughing gas,” and it is an odorless gas that you breathe in through a small mask during your appointment. While the calming effects are almost instant, it can be flushed out of your system in just a matter of minutes once the gas is turned off.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?


Sedation dentistry might be the right solution for you if you experience any of the following:

  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Fear or anxiety associated with dental visits
  • Interest in combining extensive dental procedures

If you’re overwhelmed by anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist, then dental sedation might be a viable solution.  Contact us to learn which type of sedation dentistry is best for you. You can also view our financing options below.

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Financing Options

CareCredit is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. They offer No Interest* financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family.

With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it’s easy to apply for CareCredit. After you’re approved, you’re free to use CareCredit for the dental services you choose.

CareCredit is endorsed by some of the most credible organizations in the healthcare field. CareCredit is a GE Money Company, so you know you can count on them to come through for you. For more than 20 years, they’ve helped over five million cardholders get the healthcare treatments they want and need.

Now you don’t have to worry about saving up for the procedures you want and need. With CareCredit, the decision is in your hands to get what you want, when you want it. For more information or to apply online, visit the CareCredit website.