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Sedation Dentistry

Mid-Columbia Dental Is The Best Choice For Sedation Dentistry

Dental Phobia

Did you know that nearly half of the adult population in the US has true dental fear or dental phobia? Most commonly the result of very bad past experience(s), dental phobia ranks in the top 3 phobias in adults. Other contributing factors to dental anxieties are feelings of loss of control, embarrassment, needles, the drill and dental smells. The Atlanta Dental Spa team understands these fears and anxieties which is why we created our practices in a way that gets rid of many of these “old school” practices.

When you walk through our doors, you will not even feel like you’re at the dentist. Dental anxiety is an all-too real problem for many and our aim is to make your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We have a full range of sedation options, including oral pills, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide. You’re sure to find a solution that works best for your needs.

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Nearly half of the adult population in the US has true dental fear or dental phobia?

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Sedation OPTIONS

Conscious sedation is a safe, controlled and reversible option for the reduction of anxiety, memory and time perception during a procedure. It can be administered orally or intravenously and produces a shallow state of sedation which allows the patient to maintain control of safety reflexive functions and cognitive response. This method was originally intended for use by cardiac patients with a history of heart disease in order to provide the most secure possible treatment for at-risk patients. At Mid-Columbia Dental, each of our patients receive the most safe and gentle sedation treatment options available. 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.

Our Convenient Locations

Kennewick

2620 S. Williams Pl. Ste 120
Kennewick, WA 99338

(509) 497-7777

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 3pm
Sat: By Appointment

Pasco

6825 Burden Blvd Suite B
Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 497-7777

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 3pm
Sat: By Appointment

Mid-Columbia Dental 5 Gold Stars

"Dr. Greer has left my teeth dazzling and my heart happy. It’s hard to laugh so much while you get your teeth worked on! Thanks to his wit, humor, and epic dental skills, my PTSD from childhood dental visits is a thing of the past. Maybe he should be a counselor, too. To top it all off, I can watch my fav show and even get a massage by the chair. Now that’s luxury!" - Elizabeth M., Member Since 2018

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