Sedation DentistryAn Overview
Dental anxiety is one of the leading reasons patients give for not visiting the dentist for preventative dental care. If you have a fear of the dentist, you are not alone. Inwood, WV dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks offers sedation dentistry options to help patients overcome their dental fear so that they may receive the dental care they need or desire to restore health, function, and beauty to their smiles. Our staff is dedicated to providing compassionate patient care, taking the time to ensure that you feel comfortable when you visit with us.
There are options when it comes to choosing which sedation dentistry method is right for each patient. During your personalized dental consultation, Dr. Banks will thoroughly discuss your medical history and treatment options with you. Together you will determine which sedation method will best help you feel relaxed and ready to improve your oral health.
It's like going to a spa! I get a warm neck wrap, my hands warmed in hot wax(great for arthritis) and often times a warm cookie! Oh, the Doc's are great as well! I appreciate that if you have a problem they are always available to help me and I…Polly B.
I used to be terrified about going to the dentist, but not no more. They are very gentle and good at what they do. Very clean facility. Everyone is so kind and caring. Recently I had to reschedule my appt due to my son coming home from the hospital and…Tabatha J.
I had a routine cleaning, consultation for further treatment, and updated X-rays. The staff is always cheerful, and accommodating when scheduling, and will call if there is a cancellation to fit you in early. As an added bonus, you can choose either a warm relaxing neck wrap, or a warm…Lauren H.
We brought our son in this morning to do his first cleaning. Everyone was SO friendly and nice! This is by far the best practice I've ever been in. The office is immaculate and orderly. Thank you so much for being top notch professionals!Charles A.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Sedation dentistry can help patients cope with their dental anxiety so they may receive the appropriate dental care for their optimal oral health. Dr. Banks provides oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. Both forms of sedation will allow the patient to remain alerted and awake during treatment but the will feel totally relaxed and comfortable. Many patients report having little to no memory of their procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation: This method of sedation will be taken in a pill form. In many cases, Dr. Banks may administer the pill prior to treatment so that it can be taken several hours before the procedure. If oral conscious sedation is the chosen method of sedation, the patient will be required to have a ride to and from the dentist office.
Nitrous Oxide– Nitrous oxide is administered in the form of gas. The patient will breathe in the gas and it will take effect immediately. One benefit of nitrous oxide is that wears off immediately after the procedure so the patient is generally allowed to drive themselves home.
All forms of sedation dentistry are carefully monitored by our highly trained and experienced staff. We will help each patient feel welcome and relaxed while we work to improve their oral health
Compassionate Dental Care
At Smile Designs of the Shenandoah Valley, our dental care team is dedicated to providing compassionate and quality patient-focused dental care. Through comprehensive evaluations, state of the art dental technology and by taking the time to properly inform all of our patients we have built a dental practice that feels more like family then the dentist.
Dr. Kenneth Banks has over 30 years experience serving the Inwood, WV area. Highly trained and educated, Dr. Banks continues his education through advanced dental classes that enable him to offer the most effective and least invasive dental procedures.