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Relax Your Fears At Pearl Street Dental

Don’t let a fear of the dentist prevent you from having the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. At Pearl Street Dental, we go above and beyond to provide you with a fear-free, comfortable experience. Our highly skilled team is empathetic to patients who are nervous about getting dental procedures and that's why we offer oral sedation. By taking just one small pill about an hour before their procedure, patients can receive the dental care they need without experiencing undue stress.

Patient Testimonials

Sara M
Sara M
July 13, 2023
The more experience I have with Dr. Moynier, the more I appreciate his knowledge and expertise. His office is well run and his staff is capable and friendly.
Janet Mrozowski
Janet Mrozowski
July 6, 2023
I always have a pleasant experience when visiting Pearl St. Dental. Everyone is professional, kind and friendly.
Tracey Blitz
Tracey Blitz
June 6, 2023
Quick…painless…perfection! Dr Moynier is very personable and I’m glad he could fix my chipped front tooth.
Joelle Friedman
Joelle Friedman
March 22, 2023
Great office. Dr. Moynier is very skilled and attentive and the rest of the team is just wonderful.
Howard Blitz
Howard Blitz
March 6, 2023
As always great experience. Thorough, explain everything. Best quality dental care
s. schultz
s. schultz
February 28, 2023
Always a friendly and professional experience
Herman Theodore Ehrhardt
Herman Theodore Ehrhardt
February 27, 2023
I am confident I get the absolute best care at Pearl St dental. The staff are genuine and friendly., Work is precise and painless. Excellent flat irons View from all treatment rooms. Is a plus. I have no reason to go any place else.
Tra-Ling Tu
Tra-Ling Tu
February 15, 2023
It says a lot when you look forward to visiting your dentist. Thank you, Lindsay, for doing an excellent job as always, and Dr. Moynier for taking care of your patients with such skill and kindness!

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medication to aid patients in achieving a relaxed and comfortable state during dental procedures. This form of dentistry is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from dental anxiety or have a low pain threshold. The level of sedation ranges from minimal, where the patient is awake but relaxed, to general anesthesia, where the patient is completely unconscious.

Types of Dental Sedation

Nitrous Oxide

This mild sedative helps you relax during the procedure, yet you remain awake and can interact with the dental team.

Oral Sedation

Patients are given a pill to take before their appointment. This helps them feel relaxed and slightly drowsy but they’ll still be awake during the procedure.

IV Sedation

This form of sedation is administered through a vein and allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation.

General Anesthesia

This is the strongest form of sedation as it renders you completely unconscious during the procedure. This is usually reserved for more complex surgeries or for patients with severe anxiety.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can be beneficial for those who: 

  • Suffer from dental anxiety or fear
  • Experience difficulty sitting still in a dentist's chair
  • Have a low pain threshold or sensitive teeth
  • Require a large amount of dental work
  • Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past

FAQs About Sedation Dentistry

Yes, sedation dentistry is safe when administered by experienced professionals like our team at Pearl Street Dental. We monitor all vital signs during treatment and will discuss any health issues during your consultation.

No, unless you’re undergoing a more complex dental procedure that requires general anesthesia. For most patients, a state of deep relaxation is achieved.

Depending on the level of sedation, you may feel a little groggy after the procedure. It’s recommended to have someone accompany you home. Normal activities can usually be resumed the next day.

Coverage varies widely depending on the insurance provider and your individual plan. We recommend checking with your insurance company for clarification.

Call Pearl Street Dental for a Stress-Free Experience

At Pearl Street Dental, we use sedation dentistry to help patients overcome fear and discomfort, offering a peaceful and positive experience. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your visit comfortable and stress-free.

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