It is very common for patients to experience anxiety and nervousness when visiting the dentist. At Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry we are committed to helping you feel comfortable each time you come see us. We offer Sedation Dentistry, Nitrous Oxide, and Ultra Sonic Cleanings to assist in maximizing your comfort at Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry. Find more information about our comfort services in the links below.
Comfort Dentistry Services
As part of our dedication to delivering gentle dentistry, Dr. Daniel S. Smith, DDS and Dr. Gregory J. Wetterhus, DDS have completed the training and accreditation required to perform sedation dentistry, so you can be rest assured that you are in good hands.
Who can undergo sedation, and who is it appropriate for?
Sedation dentistry is appropriate for people who can’t receive dental services because of their fear and anxiety. It is also appropriate for individuals who:
- Have a low pain threshold
- Struggle with sensitive teeth or a strong gag reflex
- Need extensive work that requires multiple treatments; sedation dentistry allows the treatments to be done in fewer visits
How much does sedation dentistry cost?
The cost of sedation dentistry varies according to what method you are using, which treatment you will be getting, and how long that treatment lasts. To find out more about the cost of your specific sedation method, call to schedule a consultation with Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry. We also offer a variety of financing and payment methods that will help you receive the level of sedation you desire on your budget. For information on our dental financing options, click here
How safe is sedation?
There is always a risk when being sedated; however, when administered by experienced dentists like Dr. Daniel S. Smith, DDS and Dr. Gregory J. Wetterhus, DDS, it is extremely safe. Patients who have obstructive sleep apnea or who are obese should consult their doctor before having sedation, as they are more likely to experience complications.
Please call your Puyallup, WA dentist today at 253.200.5427 or fill out our online appointment request form to schedule an appointment!