SEDATION DENTISTRY 2018-06-29T03:44:35+00:00


sedation ivMillions of North Americans avoid the dentist. Some had traumatic experiences as children, others suffered pain as adults, and more were swayed by movies or parental horror stories. No matter the reason, far too many of these individuals avoid or simply stop seeking routine dental care. As it turns out, fear is the major factor in patients not seeing their dentist regularly.

Fear can be powerful. Even when people are faced with warning signs like pain in their mouths or gums, they still avoid seeing their dentist. This can jeopardize their overall oral health. If this sounds like you, we want to help. Whether you’ve been postponing a simple dental checkup, restorative care, or a brand-new smile, now’s the time to take care of yourself.

The time to move forward into a healthier future without fear is today.  Sedation dentistry is the answer. Let us help you. Dr Michels and Dr. Gauquie have been specially trained and certified by the North Carolina State Board to provide IV sedation  to relax their patients, creating a safe and comfortable dental experience. Our doctors have been safely relaxing our patients for many years.

Called sedation dentists, our skilled doctors use medications administered IV to decrease anxiety. These sedatives have been in use for many years and been subjected to rigorous study. Doctors understand a great deal about how they work and interact with other medications. The tested and safe medications put people in a very relaxed state, yet they can still respond and answer questions. That is why the process is called conscious sedation.  The next day, many patients either don’t remember the dental visit or have a diminished memory of what happened.

Dentistry has changed. With a combined forty-six years of experience and the new wonder of sedation dentistry, you can now visit our office and be assured of a relaxed, comfortable visit. Call today for more details.