The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

| June 11, 2012

Are you afraid to go to the dentist?  Did you know that we are a Columbus Ohio sedation dentist that uses IV sedation dentistry to help our anxious patient receive the dentistry they need?

Have you been putting off a visit to the dentist for years because you are afraid of the dentist?  Do you have undone dentistry that you are afraid to get taken care of?  Are you not really sure what’s going on in your mouth… because it’s been so long since you have been to the dentist?

Fortunately we can help you with sedation dentistry to make your dental treatment a more comfortable experience.

Thousands of individuals avoid seeing their dentist on a regular basis due to anxiety and fear. As a matter of  fact, studies show that between 9 and 15 percent of all individuals in Columbus, Ohio and across the United States suffer from dental phobia. This anxiety may be caused by negative experiences at the dentist in the past, fear of pain, or embarrassment over the condition of their oral health.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of certain medications in order to relax dental patients during a procedure.  Sedation dentistry methods  induce a state of relaxation that allows a patient to cooperate with the dentist’s instructions.  With the IV sedation dentistry that we use at Grandview Dental Care we are also able to add pain relieving medications during the procedure.  The medications used with IV Sedation also allow the patient to experience some degree of amnesia  about what happened during their dental appointment.

There are different types of sedation dentistry available.  Some dentists only offer sedation dentistry using pills.  Others use nitrous oxide and consider that their form of sedation dentistry.  Only a few Columbus Sedation dentists that offer IV Sedation dentistry which has many advantages over the use of a oral sedation(pills).

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry at Grandview Dental Care?

  • Eliminates the fear factor from a dental visit
  • Saves times.  With IV sedation more dentistry can be done in one appointment
  • Save you money.  Since Dr. Thompson has the IV sedation training there is no need to have  a separate anesthesiologist like is done in some dental offices.
  • Allows you to forget the dental procedure


The best way to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you is to consult with your cosmetic dentist. Let Dr. William Thompson at Grandview Dental Care help you determine the best treatment option for your needs—call (614) 486-7378 to set up an appointment with our Columbus, Ohio dental office. You can also request an appointment from our website.