If you are anxious about your next dental appointment or about visiting with any dentist, speak with Dr. Jared Hepworth. White Ridge Dental provides ways to address dental anxieties and phobias, from simply providing a safe and welcoming environment for our patients, to offering a selection of sedation techniques and options. For patients of all ages, we provide the following options for sedation dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. This sedative is administered as an inhalable gas for patients, allowing them to feel more at ease during the treatment. The affects are temporary and wear off almost immediately after the gas mask is removed.
General Anesthetic: General anesthetic is a stronger sedative than nitrous oxide. Once it is injected or inhaled, the patient is made unconscious. However, special care must be taken before and after the treatment to make sure the patient remains safe. Our dentist and team will outline what steps must be taken by the patient. As always, we invite you to call our office at 801-890-2042 if you have any questions.
We also have an nurse anesthetist on hand, to make sure that your appointment under sedation goes as safely and smoothly as possible. Reach out to us for more information today!