Many patients tell me they had a traumatic dental experience as a child, the dentist had trouble getting them numb or they easily gag.

You are not alone.  Dr. Carpenter’s office has been offering conscious sedation for the past 15 years to help you.

Conscious sedation utilizes oral medications and nitrous oxide.  It is completely safe because you are conscious and always breathing on your own with all your protective reflexes intact.  Afterwards, most patients tell us they remember nothing or very little of the appointment.

What to Expect:

You will need a responsible adult to drive you to and from the office.  The appointment is usually 2-3 hours long and allows for the correction of years of neglect.  When the appointment is finished, you will go straight home and usually sleep the remainder of the day.

Dental anxiety

Dental anxiety