Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry, Dr. Mettler and Dr. Griego strive to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer. We offer oral (conscious) sedation for our patients.
Oral (Conscious) Sedation
Oral sedation dentistry allows Dr. Mettler or Dr. Griego to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for patients who avoid the dentist out of fear.
With sedation, your dentist can work more effectively by helping you become as comfortable as possible using well established and proven methods. There are a variety of sedation medications that are taken orally or "sublingually" (under the tongue). All sedation medicines are administered at our offices, under the care of an assistant.
This type of dental care does require that you have a driver to bring you home from your appointment, as it takes several hours for the medication to completely wear off. For more information about oral sedation at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry, please contact our office today!