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  • Relax with fast-acting laughing gas
  • Soothe your nerves with an FDA-approved medication
  • Complete complex procedures with IV sedation

Enjoy Worry-Free Dentistry With Sedation Options in Zanesville

Going to the dentist can be a smooth experience with our caring team. If you want help feeling relaxed, you can choose from our sedation options in Zanesville. They can help you get the treatments you need. As a result, you will:

  • Pursue the necessary services that protect and restore your smile
  • Prevent more extensive procedures in the future
  • Enjoy peace of mind about your oral health
  • Feel more positive about your appointments

Call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301 for an appointment. You won’t feel nervous about going to the dentist!

Choose the Best Sedation for Your Relaxation Needs

Dental anxiety is more common than you may realize. Fortunately, it is something you can learn to manage and overcome. Dental sedation can play an important role in helping you or a family member get the treatment you need.

Our lightest sedation is relaxing laughing gas. It’s safe for adults and children. You receive it through a small mask worn over your nose. It creates a euphoric feeling, but you can still hear everything and respond easily to questions. It also:

  • Acts Fast – When you receive light sedation, you will feel its effects in a matter of minutes.
  • Is Easily Adjustable – It’s simple to increase or decrease the level of sedation to keep you calm and relaxed.
  • Fades Quickly – Light sedation wears off in minutes. You won’t feel the grogginess that can accompany other forms of sedation.

Laughing gas may not be sufficient for patients with higher levels of dental anxiety. In this case, we may recommend two alternatives:

  • Oral Sedation – We’ll place a sedative in powdered form under your tongue. It will require about 30 minutes to take effect. You’ll feel sleepy, although you’ll still be able to react. Your dentist may combine it with the inhaled sedative.
  • IV Sedation – This offers the deepest level of sedation. It works quickly and is adjustable like laughing gas. However, its effects take more time to fade away. Our doctor is one of the few general dentists in southeastern Ohio licensed to offer this kind of sedation.

If you receive oral or IV sedation, you need to arrange for someone else to drive you home. It may take a few hours before the effects fade away.

Call 740-214-1301 to meet with a dentist who offers sedation options in Zanesville, OH. No matter which form of sedation you choose, our staff will carefully monitor you throughout your treatment.

Common Questions About Sedation Options
What sedation options are available?

At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, patients have three different sedation options to suit all levels of dental anxiety. Inhaled sedation (laughing gas) is safe for all ages, takes immediate effect, and wears off quickly. Oral sedation in powder form placed under the tongue is great for moderate dental anxiety and longer treatments. You can choose IV sedation, the strongest option that induces deep relaxation, to soothe your severe dental anxiety.

Is dental sedation safe?

Because of his training and experience, Dr. Hawkins can safely administer the dental sedation that’s best for you, whether you just want enough to take the edge off or you’re deeply distressed about your dental treatment. You can talk to Dr. Hawkins about your fears and concerns so you can decide which of our three sedation methods would be most helpful in making you feel relaxed and comfortable during your procedure. We will closely monitor sedation levels throughout treatment to ensure your safety.

Is dental sedation covered by insurance?

Dental sedation for certain procedures is at least partially covered by many insurance plans. You will need to talk to your dental insurance provider to find out more about your specific coverage, and we will be happy to assist you further in figuring out the most affordable way to maximize your comfort with dental sedation. For your convenience, we accept LendingClub and CareCredit in addition to dental insurance.