We welcome patients from Dubuque, Davenport, Cedar Rapids - Iowa
Galena - Illinois
Fear of the dentist is often what holds people back from taking better care of their oral health. The sound of the drill, the bright lights, and other factors can cause you to neglect your oral health, possibly leading to other ill health effects. Why take that chance?
However, if you have procrastinated about the dental care you need, we can float your fears away with the calming effects of sedation dentistry.
Nitrous oxide, also called "laughing gas", is a blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide. It is delivered via a fitted mask placed comfortably over the nose. You simply relax and breathe normally as your dental procedures take place painlessly. Nitrous oxide is a very safe and effective treatment for both children and adults. While you wear the mask you feel calm and unconcerned but as soon as you remove it, the effects wear off quickly.
Also known as conscious sedation, oral sedation is delivered via a pill taken before dental treatment to block pain and discomfort. Although you will be able to speak and respond to Dr. Ted Murray throughout the procedure, it is unlikely you will remember anything. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards, as the effects take some time to wear off.
Intravenous (IV) Medication
IV sedation, also known as deep conscious sedation, is a safe and effective treatment for anxious dental patients. Administered directly into the bloodstream, IV sedation is fast-acting and can be adjusted quickly according to your needs. It leaves you with virtually no memory of the dental treatment.
If anxiety is affecting your dental health or appearance, sedation dentistry may be the answer to making your smile dreams come true. Techniques used in sedation dentistry are safe and effective in eliminating dental anxiety, so you can relax completely and have a pain-free visit.
Please don’t forget to inquire about very affordable financing.
Please contact our Dubuque sedation dentists today to schedule your personal consultation. Exceptional Dentistry serves Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa. Also serving Galena, Illinois.
Monday- Thursday 8am-5pm
4200 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52002