Sedation Dentistry At Lake Minnetonka Dental
Sedation dentistry is trusted by dentists all across the nation as one of the best ways to achieve a sense of comfort, calm and confidence while receiving necessary dental care.
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What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a method of administering a controlled amount of sedative medicine to a patient before or during their dental treatment, aiding in a calming experience that can reduce dental anxiety and make long or complex dental treatments appear to take less time to complete.
At Lake Minnetonka Dental we offer a range of services in sedation dentistry, ranging from IV sedation to oral conscious sedation, laughing gas or inhalation sedation.
What Type of Sedation is Right For Me?
Depending on your dental needs, various forms of sedation dentistry can be used. For example, in treatments that may take some time to complete, such as wisdom tooth extraction or tooth extraction of a problematic tooth, IV sedation (intravenous sedation) may be used to provide a sleep-like state for the patient. In other cases where a patient needs help feeling relaxed during a dental cleaning, filling or root canal, oral conscious sedation allows patients to relax while remaining awake.
How Can I Relax At The Dentist?
Sometimes all you need before stepping into a new situation is a comforting word from a friend or family member. Other times, it could be as simple as holding your hand or talking you through what to expect at the dentist. At Lake Minnetonka Dental, our team has a compassionate approach to dentistry. From delivering a careful and gentle touch, to keeping you informed and letting you decide on your ideal treatment plan, we truly welcome our patients as people, first.
If you or a loved one has dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist, we understand that visiting your local dentist can be a challenge. That is why we are proud to have a warm and welcoming environment, where it is easier to feel at ease with a team truly focused around your health and comfort. To provide patients with an extra sense of calm and relaxation, our options in sedation dentistry may be right for you.
“I have had Ashley as a hygienist every time and LOVE HER! She is friendly, thorough and tells me the truth. Dr. Herman was efficient and I immediately had total confidence in her. I feel like I am in my "family dental office" and people care about me as a person. I have EVERY reason to stay at Lake Minnetonka Dental and plan to do so for many years to come.”
“This place is amazing!! I have never felt so comfortable going to the dentist in my life. The staff have always been warm and welcoming, and made me feel very at ease. The first time I was there, they took me on a small tour of the facility so I could get to know the surroundings. I can't say enough about Dr. Julia Herman and her assistant... they were fantastic!!”
“Everyone, including myself hates going to the dentist - but when they offer keurig coffee and bottled water, have top of the line technology and a t.v in each room - its actually fun! Plus new patients receive teeth whitening kit, travel mug etc! Also I had Marty as my hygienist - he was so informative, I learned a lot about how to care for my teeth. 100%+ recommend this place!”
“I've gone to the same dentist my whole life. I am amazed at what the staff remembers about me and asks when I come, it makes the experience quite personal. Free whitening for life? Sign me up!”
“I have such a hard time going to the dentist... many fears. I had a general cleaning today and I have to say I was so well cared for. Bobby Jo is a dear sweet person. Very perceptive, caring, careful.. I don't know if there are enough great words to say about her. Thank you all!”
Wow! Recently had my first visit and the experience was incredible! Not commonly said about the dentist... but true! Everyone was so polite and really seemed to enjoy working there. TVs, free wi-fi, and complimentary teeth whitening all make this an outstanding experience for customers. Eager to go back for my next visit!