Sedation Dentistry

Eliminating Your Fear of the Dentist

Things like needles, drills, or even simply a dentist office can trigger dental anxiety or phobia. This can be caused by prior traumatic experiences at the dentist. We understand you! Let’s work together to reduce your anxiety at the dentist through sedation dentistry. For more information about sedation dentistry, please call our office at (480) 962-1500.

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We Love Having You

It isn’t often that people come into the dentist, excited for the procedure or cleaning at hand. However, we at Canyon Rim Dental have created opportunities for you to leave with a smile on your face! 

Our number one priority is to listen to your needs. If you have a dental or health question, we are happy to give you the answer you need to improve your quality of life! We pride ourselves in our ability to welcome our patients home to a circle of safety, which we can provide for you through our advanced dental technology. We guarantee an A+ experience centered on compassion for all our beloved patients. 

Welcome home—we love having you!

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Going to the dentist can be difficult. We understand that every patient has their own concerns with sitting in the dentist chair, and that’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating a seamless dental experience through sedation technology! 

There are many benefits to sedation dentistry, including reducing dental anxiety and dental phobia, preventing a strong gag reflex, and improving your experience if you need multiple and/or more complex procedures. Another benefit is that the dentist is able to work faster, allowing you to leave sooner! For many more painful procedures, it is definitely worth the cost to use sedation dentistry to help you get through it. 

Our office is delighted to help you during your dental visits by providing resources that maximize your comfort. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, be sure to ask your dentist during your next appointment.

Dental Sedation Options at Canyon Rim Dental

Because each patient is different, we provide 3 different forms of safe dental sedation. Our dentists will answer any of your questions before the procedure and will instruct and advise you as you participate in any of the following forms of sedation.

Laughing Gas

A mild form of sedation, laughing gas is great for keeping you conscious during an operation while distracting you from the operation itself. It is a colorless, non-flammable gas that allows you to relax and effectively manage pain while we help you with your dental needs. Nitrous oxide—the chemical compound that makes up laughing gas—slows down your brain and your body’s responses, making it a great option for those with dental anxiety.

Oral Conscious Sedation

The next level of sedation technology is oral conscious sedation. Usually in pill form, this medication will be given to you about an hour before a dental procedure. Oral conscious sedation puts you at ease, making you feel somewhat groggy, calm, and relaxed. There are fewer stronger side effects and risks that are associated with general anesthesia when choosing this form.

IV Sedation

The most intense form of sedation is done intravenously. Although you are not completely put under, you are in a deep state of relaxation and will feel no pain during your procedure. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes after the drug has been administered and entered your bloodstream for it to kick in. IV sedation can leave you feeling loopy and even confused. After the needle has been removed, you will begin to wake up in about 20 minutes and be fully recovered within 6 hours. We will help you stay safe while using IV sedation!

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Okay listen. I started going to this office when I lived five minutes away. I moved about thirty minutes away and this is still the place I go to… I HATE the dentist. But by golly I love MY dentist. I am so grateful I found this group of people to help me out with something I dislike so much.

MacKenzie K.

Dr. Sean and the entire staff at Canyon Rim Dental are wonderful!
Dentist trips aren’t my favorite thing, but honestly I’m looking forward to going back because all the girls were so sweet and the dentist was super cool too. They made me feel comfortable and were so accommodating. The place was fresh & clean and they had all the nice new technology. Totally recommend!!

Kimberly P.

They are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I trust them completely! I am at ease in their care. Dr. Sean is passionate about his state-of-the-art practice.

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