It is common to have anxiety surrounding dental care. In fact, a large number of Americans suffer from dental phobia. If your fear of the dentist has kept you from getting the dental care your smile needs and deserves, we invite you to consider sedation dentistry. West Hill Family Dental proudly offers safe and effective sedation dentistry for all ages. We believe that every patient deserves a comfortable and rewarding experience with us. Therefore, beyond our sedation dentistry services, we also provide a number of relaxing amenities throughout our office to help you feel at home.
Sedation dentistry can be used during any type of procedure, from a routine dental cleaning to a full mouth reconstruction. We can also provide sedation for varying levels of anxiety, whether your heart starts to race in the waiting room or you have a paralyzing fear at the mere thought of sitting in the dental chair. Our staff uses a caring and gentle approach at all times. We always want to know how we can make your dental visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Sedation dentistry can be used for those who suffer from the following:
- Fear of pain or needles.
- Aversion to the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office
- Severe gag reflex
- Lengthy, complex procedure
- Physical or mental limitation that makes it difficult to sit still
- Previous bad experience at the dentist
Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” is one of the most time-tested and safest forms of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide can be used on both children and adults as a means to provide a painless and relaxing experience in the dental chair. By wearing a small nosepiece and breathing in a colorless gas, patients can expect to fall into a deep state of calmness. With nitrous oxide, you will not be bothered by the procedure and can communicate with our dental team as you wish. Dr. Hemphill is fully qualified to administer nitrous oxide sedation, which can also be titrated to suit the needs of the patient.
Unlike other forms of sedation dentistry, patients can safely drive themselves home after their procedure. Nitrous oxide wears off within minutes of removing the mask and has no lingering side effects. At West Hill Family Dental, we have helped countless patients undergo the dental treatments they need by providing nitrous oxide sedation.
To discover how comfortable dental care can be, contact our Rocky Hill dental office today. We are happy to provide sedation dentistry at your request and alleviate your anxiety surrounding dental visits.
What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.