Sedation Candidates Include Those Who Have:
  • High fear
  • Had traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Limited time to complete their dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • A fear of needles and shots
  • An aversion to the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
  • Fear or embarrassment about their teeth
We Make Dentistry Relaxing!
Types of Sedation We Offer

Patients suffer anxiety at the mere thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair can rest comfortably during an appointment at our office. Our team offers relaxation dentistry including:

  • Intravenous (IV) Conscious Relaxation
  • Oral Sedatives
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
  • Local Anesthetic

Sedation Dentistry in Augusta, GA with Dr. Ben Timmerman

If dental anxiety and worry causes you or loved ones to avoid the dentist, we can help. Dr. Ben Timmerman is fully certified and experienced in providing sedation dentistry in Augusta, GA for patients who need these services.

Circumstances that Require Sedation Dentistry:

• Patients with health or behavioral issues that prevent them from remaining still
• A great fear of needles or dentistry equipment and medical environments
• Strong gag reflex
• Heightened tooth sensitivity
• Distressing dental memories
• Procedures that require many hours
• Extreme embarrassment about oral condition

Relieving Dental Anxiety with Sedation

Oral Sedatives: Dental anxiety is frequently addressed with an oral sedative that you can take at home before your scheduled dental appointment. This approach is especially helpful for relieving dental anxiety among patients who are fearful of taking injectable sedatives. Instead, Dr. Timmerman will prescribe a pill for you to take about an hour before you arrive for your treatment. The effect will cause you to feel sleepy and very relaxed, so you will need someone to drive you to our office and then back home after the procedure. When you arrive, you will be given a comfortable chair and blanket so you can relax peacefully while Dr. Timmerman provides your treatment.

Nitrous Oxide (N2O): Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas, is a very common way to reduce dental anxiety during procedures. N2O is a safe inhalant with no odor or color and works fast to diminish stress and fear while inducing feelings of deep relaxation. The effect also wears off very fast once the gas is no longer administered, and most patients can drive themselves home after the procedure.

Sedation dentistry in Augusta, GA with Dr. Timmerman makes treatment possible for those who suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Ben Timmerman
436 Furys Ferry Rd.
Augusta, GA

Phone: (706) 229-7676

About Us

Whether you need dental implants, Lanap laser treatment, or a cosmetic dental procedure, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.