E. Tom Mims, DMD | 96 Central St, Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 837-3577 or (800) 544-5840

Dentistry with Sedatives

It is no secret that many patients put off dental appointments because they are fearful of the dentist’s office and associated procedures. This is a double-edged sword because the longer a minor problem goes untreated, the more likely it is to become a not-so-minor problem. That can result in the need for more extensive- and expensive- treatment.

Perhaps you’ve had a prior bad experience, or perhaps your fear falls into the “unreasonable” category. No matter the root cause, sedation dentistry can help you get through your necessary treatment in a comfortable, relaxed, painless fashion.

Nitrous Oxide

We offer nitrous oxide, a mild sedative. It is a gas you simply breathe in. It is great for relieving dental anxiety and helps keep you relaxed while we complete your treatment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Some dentists offer oral conscious sedation. What we do is very similar. For this treatment, we give you a sedative to take about an hour before your appointment to help you relax.

Some dentists bill this as a way to “sleep through your appointment.” You may doze through parts of your procedure, but you likely won’t remember any of it.

It is important to note that sedation dentistry isn’t just for fearful patients. If you have difficulty taking time off from work and need to have multiple procedures performed in one visit, sedation dentistry can make a lengthy appointment much easier to handle.

Call us today for more information.

Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

E. Tom Mims, DMD

96 Central Street
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: (828) 837-3577