Dental anxiety and fears associated with many of the common sights, sounds and experiences at the dentist are all common reasons for poor oral health. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear and anxiety, you may be compromising more than your dental health. Poor oral health is associated with an increased risk for both cardiovascular and systemic related disease and can exacerbate symptoms in existing medical conditions.
Salt Lake City area dentist Dr. Val Ludlow offers sedation dentistry options and compassionate, comprehensive care for restoring your smile and enabling you to enjoy the many benefits of good oral health. Through the use of dental sedation, Dr. Ludlow can often perform several dental treatments during a single visit to help you address dental concerns affecting your teeth and gums.
Sedation Dentistry in Salt Lake City
Dr. Ludlow is highly trained in the use of dental sedation and is a member of DOCS. He will meet with you to discuss your dental anxiety, fears and previous dental experiences that may have affected you. With over 35 years of experience treating patients and helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, Dr. Ludlow works one-on-one with anxious patients to help you feel comfortable and confident when visiting our Holladay dentist office.
We offer two types of dental sedation, depending on your specific needs and medical history:
- Oral sedation: oral sedation is administered in pill form, often requiring an at home dose to be fully effective at the time of your procedure. Oral sedation will require you to arrange for an escort to and from your visit.
- Nitrous oxide: also called “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is an odorless, tasteless gas inhaled via a tiny cannula placed beneath the nose. One of the key benefits of this type of dental sedation is that it takes effect and wears off almost immediately.