When Sedation Dentistry Fails

 Many dentists advertise sedation dentistry because they offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and/or oral sedation (like Valium or Halcyon). However, these common sedation methods do not prove effective for every patient. If you’ve tried nitrous oxide and oral sedation and you were unhappy with the results, you have another option – and not hospital dentistry. This third in-office sedation option will allow you to go into a deeper state of relaxation, yet you won’t be unconscious as you would with general sedation.

IV Sedation Dentistry

Dr. James DeFinnis is trained and experienced in providing IV sedation dentistry in his Wilkes Barre and Scranton -area dentist office, Back Mountain Dental. For over a decade, Dr. DeFinnis has reduced patients’ anxiety and helped fearful patients find peace of mind and body during dental visits. Making patients feel comfortable involves more than medication, though. Dr. DeFinnis and our team take time to understand our patients’ anxieties, explain procedures, and educate about treatment options. This open communication, combined with genuine compassion and excellent clinical care, create a rewarding dental experience for even the most apprehensive patients.

One Patient’s Testimonial

“I dreaded going to the dentist. I would get nervous and overwhelmed when I would sit in the dentist’s chair. This is the most comfortable I have felt in my life. I look forward to going to your office and feel no pain when I am getting work done.”

Call to Talk with Dr. DeFinnis

If entering a dentist’s office makes you anxious, Dr. DeFinnis will be happy to have a telephone conversation or email correspondence with you. He’ll answer all of your questions – and may ask questions to better understand your situation. Call 570-763-4360 or email Dr. DeFinnis at your convenience.

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