Relaxed and Worry-free Dental Care with Sedation Dentistry

It’s normal to feel anxious when visiting a dentist in Glendale, Arizona. In fact, about 36% of Americans suffer from dental anxiety, with a further 12% suffering from extreme fear. Unfortunately, dental phobia results in dental avoidance, compounding your discomfort and treatment costs. 

My Dental and Implants understands dental fear is real, so we won’t let you miss out on crucial treatments because you fear the dentist. Dr. Nima Afzalian and the team offer sedation dentistry services to ensure you enjoy a relaxed dental experience.

Why you may have dental fear

No one was born with dental fear (odontophobia). Over time, we acquire dental fear from factors related or unrelated to dentistry.

Common causes of dental fear include:

  • Fear of helplessness or loss of control
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Fear of pain
  • Embarrassment by the state of your oral health
  • Fear of needles
  • Past negative dental experiences
Why you may have dental fear

Sedation dentistry options

When you visit our office, we welcome an open discussion about dental anxiety. Simply tell our team you feel anxious, and we’ll offer different methods to calm your fears. While music and a comfortable setting help, sedation dental care is a more applicable choice in some cases. 

Here are some sedation dentistry options to consider.

  • Laughing gas: This type involves inhaling nitrous oxide through a mask placed on your nose. This sedation type only takes a few minutes to start working and is safe for all patients, including children and those with special needs. When under this sedation, you’ll remain awake but calm and relaxed as the dentist works on you
  • IV sedation: For IV sedation, the dentist delivers sedative medication directly into the bloodstream through an IV line inserted into a vein in your arm. This treatment is fast-acting, and the sedation level can be moderated by adjusting the dosage
  • Oral sedation: Sometimes, it only takes a pill to overcome your dental fears. The dentist will prescribe a pill taken about an hour before the treatment. By the time the dentist attends to you, you are deeply relaxed but awake to respond to instructions
Sedation dentistry options

Sedation Dentistry Near Me

We believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile. So, if you have dental fear or anxiety, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Afzalian and the team. To schedule an appointment, please call (623) 526-2330 today.

Sedation Dentistry Near Me

Sedation Dentistry: Easing Dental Anxiety

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What is sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry is basically when we have a high dental anxiety, we may have had a very bad dental experience. We may have a traumatic experience, and I understand that because I get a lot of patients with a past traumatic dental experience and I would like to change that for you here. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. We have three different types of sedation here at my dental and implants. One is oral sedation, which basically you will be very relaxed and sleepy during your appointment with a simple pill, and that’s called oral sedation. We also offer nitrous as part of oral sedation, which is the laughing gas, which makes you comfortable for the appointment. And then the second type of sedation is moderate sedation, whereas your conscious, your breathing on your own and you are still communicating with us, but when you come back, you basically really don’t remember the appointment.

So that’s called moderate sedation. In the first oral sedation and moderate sedation, the commonalities that you’re still conscious, you’re talking back with us, you’re communicating with us, but you may not really remember the appointment when you come back for your visit, so that’s why it makes you very comfortable. The third type of sedation is general sedation, whereas your unconscious, so you are completely put to sleep. You have an anesthesiologist who comes in and we have great providers here at my health implants that can create that environment for you to be comfortably do your procedure and take care of your teeth with general sedation, you’ll be completely put to sleep, you’ll be intubated, so it’s very safe. We’re basically helping you with breeding and as long as it’s needed, the procedure is done. You have our nurse, anesthesiologist, and then your recovery is going to be much faster as well, so you’re not going to remember anything.


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New Patients: (623) 526-2330 | Existing Patients: (623) 300-2550
Dr. Nima Afzalian's EAT Bio

Dr. Nima Afzalian's

Dr. Nima Afzalian's journey in dentistry began at 12 when he experienced the transformative power of dental care during a tooth-filling procedure. That pivotal moment ignited his passion for dentistry, and he has since dedicated his life to making a difference in people's lives by relieving pain and discomfort through his expertise.

Nima earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the prestigious Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Subsequently, he obtained his dentistry doctorate from the Midwestern College of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors, with recognition in Dental Implants and the Dean's Award as the Top Clinician of his class.

With his extensive education, clinical excellence, and genuine dedication to patient well-being, Dr. Nima Afzalian is excited to provide you with the highest level of care for all your dental needs. When you choose Dr. Nima, your oral health is in capable hands!

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