Sedation Dentistry – Jacksonville, FL

Keeping You Calm in the Dental Chair

Dr. Altenbach received advanced training with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) – an organization dedicated to ensuring that patients receive safe, comfortable, and anxiety-free dental care. When you arrive at our office for your gentle dental procedure, we will discuss the various options available to provide an anxiety-free experience. In addition to your minimal oral sedation, our gentle dental staff will help you feel as comfortable as possible during and after your visit.

Why Choose Altenbach Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Multiple Sedation Options
  • Caring, Approachable Team
  • Technology-Forward Practice

Oral Conscious Sedation

When you choose oral conscious sedation, you’ll be given a pill to take roughly an hour (or another designated time) before your treatment begins. While under the effects of oral conscious sedation, you won’t be bothered by the sights and sounds of our dental office, but you’ll still be awake so that you can follow our directions. Plan on having a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment, as the effects of oral conscious sedation will linger for a while.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Patients that only need a little help relaxing during dental appointments may benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. The sedative is mixed with oxygen so that you can comfortably breathe it in through a small nasal mask. It’ll keep you in a highly relaxed state during your visit, and we can adjust the level of sedation as needed to keep you comfortable. It’ll only take a few minutes for the effects to wear off once you stop breathing the gas in, so you can return to work or drive yourself home afterward.