Beating Dental Fear With Sedation Dentistry

We all have something that we are afraid of,  but visiting the dentist should not be one of them! Chapel Hill Dentist Dr. James Furgurson offers sedation dentistry options to help you feel at ease during your dental procedure.

As a trusted family and cosmetic dental practice, we understand that dental fear prohibits patients from visiting the dentist as often as they should, so we work with you to create a comfortable environment.Dr. Furgurson is a caring, dedicated dentist and is focused on providing quality dental care to each and every one of his patients. As a team, we can help overcome your dental anxiety or dental fear.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Patients feel minimal to no pain or discomfort
  • Patients are able to feel relaxed and comfortable during the procedure
  • Helps patients with dental fear endure necessary treatment
  • Still able to interact with dentist during treatment
  • Dentist is able to work skillfully and quickly during treatment

Sedation dentistry is great for patients who have sensitive teeth, strong gag reflex, and patients who have dental fear. Dr. Furgurson will work with you to determine which kind of sedation dentistry option is right for you.

Sedation Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC

Depending on the kind of procedure and a thorough evaluation of your vitals and medical history, Dr. Furgurson will determine what type of sedation is right for you. We may offer a local anesthetic to help numb the designated area.

Patients may feel minimal pressure or discomfort because only a specific area of the mouth is numb. Dr. Furgurson also offers nitrous oxide or commonly known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is administered through a mask. The effects of nitrous oxide only occur when the mask is on. Once removed, the effects of nitrous oxide diminish.

Although sedation dentistry is a great tool to help beat your dental fear, finding a dentist you trust is also a great way to relieve some of that fear. Dr. Furgurson is an experienced, trusted dentist in the Chapel Hill Community.

He takes the time to listen to each patient concerns and works with them to help restore their smile in a comfortable environment. Feel free to visit our Chapel Hill dental office. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 919.213.9767