Four Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

If a visit to the dentist makes you apprehensive, nervous or anxious – you are not alone. About 30% of Americans experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist.  

At Todd Whitlock Dentistry, we welcome the opportunity to provide you with a different kind of dental experience.  Using the latest advancements in sedation dentistry, Dr. Whitlock allows you to rest and relax while we perform your dentistry.


1. Overcome Fear & Anxiety

Dr. Whitlock helps people overcome their dental fear and anxiety every day. Even if a past experience has kept you from the dentist for a long time, there is no need to be embarrassed. You can be confident in knowing that the Whitlock team ensures a comfortable, anxiety-free visit for patients just like you.  

2. Ease of Treatment

Whether you struggle with a gag reflex or have sensitive teeth or gums, sedation allows the Whitlock team to perform dental procedures without the stress you may be used to experiencing. With a relaxed patient, treatment is easier for both the patient and the dentist as it allows the patient to rest, enabling our team to focus solely on the procedure.  

3. Comfort and Rest

Feeling comfortable at the dentist? It happens every day at Todd Whitlock Dentistry through the use of sedation. Not only will we help you feel comfortable, sedation dentistry allows you to rest quietly and calmly during your treatment. Many patients find their sedation dental experience provides a relaxing break from a busy life. 

4. Fewer Appointments 

Sedation allows us to perform more treatment in fewer visits. Whether you need a cavity filled, treatment for sore gums, cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth, you'll be amazed at how much dental treatment can be accomplished while you are calmly sedated. More extensive procedures that normally require multiple visits may be completed in as little as one visit with the advancements of sedation dentistry. 

Contact us today to see how we can help you enjoy the benefits of sedation dentistry.