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You can relax at our Zanesville, OH office, knowing we use patient-friendly technology and pursue continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest dental techniques including sedation options. Our dentist for more than 20 years at Hawkins Complete Dental Service, has received advanced training in many areas, including dental implants and orthodontics.
If you still feel anxious despite our experienced dentist and compassionate staff, you can receive sedation options. Dr. Hawkins uses three forms of dental sedation, so he can choose the one that will work best given the procedures you need and your level of anxiety.
You needn’t feel nervous at the dentist! Call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301.
Find Your Level Of Relaxation With Our Multiple Dental Sedation Options
For a light level of sedation that is appropriate even for children, Dr. Hawkins can use a relaxing gas. 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. Its advantages include:
- Fast acting. You’ll feel its effects very quickly.
- Easy to adjust. We can easily increase or decrease the amount of sedation during your procedure.
- No lingering effects. Unlike some other forms of sedation, you won’t feel groggy afterward. You can even drive yourself home after your procedure!
For a deeper level of relaxation, Dr. Hawkins can place a sedative in powdered form under your tongue. It requires about 30 minutes to take effect. You’ll feel sleepy though will still be able to react. Dr. Hawkins sometimes uses an oral sedative together with an inhaled sedative. Because it takes a few hours for its effects to wear off, you’ll need to arrange a ride home.
Intravenous or IV sedation provides the deepest level of relaxation. It’s often the best choice for people with a full-blown dental phobia. After receiving IV sedation, many people have no memory of their dental procedures. As with oral sedation, you won’t be able to drive for several hours. Dr. Hawkins is one of the few general dentists in southeastern Ohio who is licensed to offer IV sedation.
No matter which form of sedation you choose, our staff will carefully monitor you throughout your treatment. To discuss sedation options with Dr. Hawkins, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301.