Comfort & Sedation

comfort, sedation dentistry

Your comfort is our priority

To put you at ease during treatment, we offer a number of amenities as well as options for sedation.

Gentle, pain-free treatment

Comfort & Sedation

Dr. Kuhn uses lasers for non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Advancements in dental technology provide us with the tools to provide treatment that is faster and more comfortable than ever before.

We offer a revolutionary alternative to traditional injections with Anutra. Anutra uses a special technology called buffering, which can reduce or alleviate the discomfort associated with injections.

We use ultrasonic scalers to gently and effectively remove hardened tartar and dental lasers for non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Our comfort amenities

comfortable dental treatment

We keep you comfortable with warm, cozy blankets.

During your procedure, you can lean back and relax in a cushy dental chair, snuggle under a cozy blanket and block out distractions with noise-cancelling headphones.

We also offer refreshments, such as cookies, mints, coffee and water.

After treatment, we will provide you with a warm towel scented with refreshing lavender.

Oral & IV Sedation

An estimated 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing a dentist because of anxiety and fear. This lack of treatment often leads to gum disease, early tooth loss or aesthetic flaws that cause reduced confidence when speaking and smiling.

Sedation dentistry, also called conscious sedation, allows you to be relaxed with the aid of a drug, taken through an IV or by mouth. With today’s technology and pharmacology, there’s simply no reason to experience pain or anxiety with your trip to the dentist. The team at Kuhn Dental Associates has extensive training and experience with thousands of sedation patients. We use sedation techniques for many reasons:

  • To eliminate anxiety associated with a visit to the dentist.
  • To finish more extensive treatment in less time.
  • To allow patients to have dental work with little to no memory of the procedure.
  • To help those with a severe gag reflex have dental procedures done without gagging.

Licensed Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Ritt Kuhn is certified by the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation and the State of North Carolina in oral and IV sedation, and completed an externship at the Medical College of Georgia.

Oral Sedation

A small pill can make a big difference in your level of anxiety. Dr. Kuhn offers oral sedation to help ease any anxiety. You’ll be drowsy, dosing lightly, but able to respond to questions or directions.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is usually our choice for longer procedures as we can continually monitor and control the amount of anesthesia being administered. When Dr. Kuhn uses IV sedation during a procedure, a registered nurse is present to closely monitor you at all times and ensure that you are comfortable throughout the treatment.

NuCalm Drug-Free Relaxation

nucalm relaxation without sedativesFor patients who do not want oral or IV sedation, we offer NuCalm. This system uses four components to bring you to a state of deep relaxation in about five minutes, without the use of narcotics.

A nutritional supplement is used to naturally block adrenaline, followed by microcurrent stimulation to facilitate the relaxation process. Noise-cancelling headphones layer music with proprietary neuroacoustic software and dark glasses block stimuli so that you can retain a state of deep relaxation.

 

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.