Patient comfort is one of the cornerstones of our practice; we understand that visits to the dentist, for any reason, can be a cause for anxiety and worry. The Bonham Doctors and staff are dedicated to making sure that you, your spouse, and even little ones are not only cozy, but are receiving the best treatment at a reasonable cost. Whether it’s the convenience of a one-stop visit, the use of sedation, or even the warm touch of a towel, pillow, or blanket, know that your health, including your emotions, are our top priority! For those of you looking for something more luxurious, we even offer hand waxing. When considering sedation for your next procedure, we will help you choose the right option:
Nitrous Oxide, also known as "laughing gas" is a great option for patients with minimal anxiety. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and fear. The nitrous oxide gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through the nose by the patient, allowing the patient to feel calm and comfortable during their procedure. This is also a great, safe, and effective option for children.
Oral & IV
While you will need some extra supervision and someone to drive you to and from your appointment, oral and IV sedation are a great option for our patients with more moderate to severe levels of anxiety. Our doctors and staff at Bonham Dental Arts are highly trained and equipped to administer and supervise the use of conscious sedation medications. In 2007, Dr. Carey Bonham completed a mini residency in IV sedation at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and is certified to administer conscious IV sedation. Typically, prescriptions are provided to take the night before and the morning of the appointment. Usually lasting 6 hours, you can expect to be in a very relaxed state but still completely responsive to any questions the Bonham Doctors may ask. As a matter of face, you will have little to no memory of your dental appointment and will be back to normal activities within 24 hours.