Get the care you need, comfortably

Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety? If you are one of them, Dr. Whalen and our team at Whalen Dentistry want you to know that you’re not alone – and we have a solution for you with sedation dentistry!

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Is sedation right for me?

There are countless reasons people dislike or avoid the dentist. Here are some of the most common reasons patients experience dental anxiety:

  • A traumatic or painful experience in the past
  • Popular culture and horrific images of teeth pulling
  • The sights and sounds of the dentist (the drill)
  • Fear of pain, needles, or blood
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Trouble sitting still through lengthy appointments
  • Small mouth or jaw pain (TMJ/TMD)


Oral sedation

Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill that your Cornelius dentist can prescribe and you can pick up from your local pharmacy. You will take the pill about an hour before your appointment to help you relax. You will remain awake and conscious throughout your appointment, although the details may be fuzzy. You will need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment.

Give us a call!

Take control of your oral health and get the dental care you need comfortably with sedation dentistry. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with your Cornelius sedation dentist – Dr. Ryan S. Whalen at Whalen Dentistry – give us a call today at (704) 621-4454 – New Patients or (704) 655-2292 – Current Patients.

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