Sedation Dentistry

We go out of our way to make sure you are comfortable in our office. On our initial visit we have a knee to knee visit with you to find out your fears and concerns.

My Scottsdale Dentist offers a wide variety of techniques to provide the most comfortable dental care available including:

  • Progressive relaxation
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral sedation
  • I.V. sedation (by special appointment)

The most important thing is what is best for you as an individual patient. Dr. Poluos meets with every patient to review their needs and desires. Together with the patient, we will offer the most appropriate options. Every patient is cared for as a unique individual.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can mean any type of sedative given by pill, elixir, intravenous, inhaled or otherwise that relaxes patients for dental procedures. Many dentists advertising on the radio or internet provide sedation with a pill called triazolam combined with nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas.) This can relax patients and may reduce their memory of dental procedures. More advanced dentists, called dentist anesthesiologists, are able to use the same pill, but offer other methods of sedation in addition to just the pill. Triazolam may be all many patients need for relaxation; however more apprehensive people typically require something more. A qualified dentist anesthesiologist can use intravenous sedation.

What Kind of Dental Services are Available Under Intravenous Sedation?

All phases of quality dental care can be performed under intravenous sedation. We generally stress saving natural teeth. However, Dr. Poluos has many years of successful experience with dental implants. Cosmetic dental care is emphasized as well. Patients who feel good about their smiles feel good about themselves.

My Scottsdale Dentist Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a pain relieving and sedating gas that is combined with oxygen to make patients more comfortable during dental care. A light tingling feeling is often experienced by patients as well as an altered sense of time. Patients often listen to relaxing music during nitrous oxide sedation. Some patients love the feeling and feel very comfortable, others require something more tranquilizing. In general, patients who have had traumatic dental or life experiences that leave a life long memory, will be more comfortable with something that will relax them more than nitrous oxide alone.

If you have concerns about injections or dental procedures in general we want to know exactly what your principlehot buttons are.

The best way to meet find out our compatibility is to have a meeting. You will find our office is very comfortable and our entire staff are very caring. If you would like to meet the doctor on the phone we are more than happy to visit with you. We are always very sympathetic with you and promise we will never criticize you or put you down for your dental health.