Sedation Dentistry – Lincoln, NE

No More Dental Anxiety

Many patients avoid going to the dentist even if they really need to because of anxiety, and that’s why we take comfort so seriously here at Pioneer Greens Dentistry. If just the thought of dental care is enough to make you feel nervous, then we’re ready to help with sedation dentistry in Lincoln, NE. These safe and gentle techniques can prevent physical discomfort and calm racing thoughts to ensure our patients feel at ease throughout their entire treatment. To learn more about how we can help you take care of your teeth without stress, give us a call today.

Why Choose Pioneer Greens Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • ·Sedation Available for Any Procedure
  • ·Gentle Enough for Children, Strong Enough for Adults
  • ·Kind, Friendly, & Understanding Team

IV Sedation

IV sedation is one of the strongest methods of conscious sedation that we offer. We typically recommend it for patients who are undergoing more extensive and invasive procedures, or for those with severe dental phobia. Dr. Shirk will administer the medication directly into the bloodstream for a more potent and fast-acting effect. Another benefit of IV sedation is that, unlike oral conscious sedation, the effects can be adjusted if needed throughout the procedure. Because you’ll likely feel the impact of the sedation on you for the rest of the day, you will need to be prepared to have a trusted friend or family member drop you off and pick you up from your visit.

Patient comfort is a top priority for the Pioneer Greens team. That's why we are proud to be one of the only general dental practices in Lincoln that has a provider licensed to offer this specialized service for patients in need! If you are concerned about an upcoming procedure and would like to explore sedation dentistry in further detail, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’d be happy to talk you through each type and help you determine the best fit for your needs and preferences.

Oral Conscious Sedation

For patients who experience moderate to severe dental anxiety, or those who need a more extensive procedure, we can prescribe them medication to take at home on the day of their appointment. That way, by the time they actually arrive at our dental office, they’ll already be deeply relaxed. Most patients stay awake during their visit, but many end up dozing off as well. Afterward, many have little to no memory of their appointment, making it almost feel like a dream. You will need to be prepared to have a trusted friend or family member drop you off and pick you up from your visit with this calming option.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Perfect for calming minor dental nerves, nitrous oxide sedation can help patients of all ages “take the edge off” so they can easily relax during their appointments. The colorless, odorless gas is administered through a small nasal mask that stays on throughout the entire appointment, helping a patient feel happy, light, and slightly numb all over. Once the procedure is over and the mask is removed, a patient will feel completely normal after just a few minutes.