Relaxed Dentistry

Oroville Gentle Dentistry is committed to helping those with dental fear and anxiety.  Doctor Parrott has been very successful in helping hundreds of patients manage and overcome their dental anxiety and phobia.  Relaxation medications are available to make patients comfortable during long procedures and to assist those who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobias.  Although relaxation medication is not required for dental or periodontal procedures, it can allow the dentist to manage patient anxiety or phobia while he treats your dental and periodontal needs.

Relaxed dentistry is ideal for people who have: 

  • A high level of fear or anxiety
  • Suffered past traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty in getting numb
  • An overactive gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Time only to squeeze several procedures into a limited time period
  • A fear of needles and shots
  • A strong dislike of the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care
  • TMJ related difficulties where it is uncomfortable to open their mouth for extended periods

Relaxed dentistry allows you to relax and rest while you get your dental needs taken care of.  Hours will seem like minutes! Large treatment cases can often be completed in one to two office appointments.

If the patient chooses relaxation dentistry, the patient is required to arrive with a companion who can drive the patient home after the procedure.   At the completion of the dental procedures, the patient will be allowed to recover from the effects of the sedation before being allowed to go home with the companion.  The patient should not drive or operate machinery while taking sedatives for 24 hours after the procedure