Sedation Dentistry

Hours will seem like minutes

Fortunately, sedation medications have an amnesic effect. That means you’ll have very little, if any, memory of the sights, smells or sounds of your visit.

Recovery is a dream

When your treatment is complete you may be a bit wobbly, so your companion will take you home and stay with you until you’re completely recovered. You’ll be amazing at how much can be accomplished in such a seemingly short period of time, while you’re totally relaxed and completely comfortable. Best of all, the very next day you will feel fantastic!

With Sedation Dentistry you can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted!

Turn back the hands of time

Whether it’s a broken tooth that needs to be fixed, yellow teeth that need to be whitened, missing teeth that need to be replaced, or pain that needs to be eliminated, with Sedation Dentistry you can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted.

Accommodating your budget

We’ll work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and make convenient financial arrangements that will be as comfortable as Sedation Dentistry.

You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist anymore!

Here’s how it works. 

1. Making your first appointment.
This is difficult for many anxious people, so we try to make this as easy as possible.

2. Welcoming visit.

We gather information regarding your health and discuss your goals. If you’re comfortable, we’ll take x-rays and look in your mouth. You will never be judged or embarrassed.

3. Preparing for your sedation visit.

We discuss and decide what type of dental sedation is best for you.  We offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), Oral Conscious Sedation, and I.V. Sedation.

4. Arriving for treatment.
Your companion will bring you to the office. With Oral Conscious Sedation additional medications will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation. Your experienced sedation team will monitor you throughout your entire visit.

5. Going home with your new smile
Your companion will take you home and stay with you until you’re completely recovered from your sedation medication.

6. The next day
Most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit and you’ll be thrilled with all the compliments you will get.

Sedation Dentistry for the Elderly

As we age, our oral health becomes more important than ever. Periodontal disease can lead to bone and tooth loss, which affects nearly every part of our daily lives. To lead full and active lives, we need our teeth and gums. They allow us to enjoy food, support speech, and good conversation and facilitate digestion. Dr. Spurling is dedicated to treating elderly patients with care and commitment to comfort and health.

Elderly patients as a group tend to avoid dental visits for a variety of reasons, including: more pressing medical concerns, anxiety about treatment, the hardship of transportation, or fixed incomes. Once their oral health has reached an unmanageable point, fear and embarrassment further keep these patients away from the dentist.

For elderly patients embarrassed or fearful of their current oral state, sedation dentistry provides the opportunity for Dr. Spurling to treat these conditions while the patient remains relaxed and unaware until “awaking” to an improved oral state!

Sedation Dentistry for the Disabled

It may be especially difficult for people with disabilities to obtain access to proper dental care. They must find a dentist who is skilled and compassionate, and who can provide services for which some dentists may not be qualified. At Light Touch Dental Laser & Implant Center, we provide the expertise, state-of-the-art-equipment, and dedication to assisting special-needs patients necessary to ensuring great oral care for our patients.

Disabled patients may face added challenges in maintaining their oral health. Their disability may make it difficult to brush or floss regularly; they may also suffer a severe gag reflex, or dry mouth as a result of medication. Dr. Spurling can address these challenges with sedation dentistry for the disabled. Dr. Spurling is skilled in anesthesia for special-needs patients and can ease the fear associated with out-of-control oral hygiene with one visit.

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At Light Touch Dental Laser & Implant Center, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but dental sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, Dr. Spurling will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the results you desire.