Fear is a common reason why many people avoid the dentist; fear of dental equipment, fear of discomfort or pain, or fear of invasive dental treatments. Sedation dentistry can change your perspective on dental care so that you can benefit from all that dentistry has to offer in protecting your oral health. At the office of Greg G. Pitts DDS in American Fork, Utah, we offer gentle, pain-free dental procedures through conscious sedation dentistry.
Conscious sedation dentistry has been around for years, helping thousands of people get quality dental care without anxiety or fear. Our sedation options are tailored to your unique dental care needs.
Nitrous oxide (aka “laughing gas”) can be used for minimally invasive treatments like dental cleanings or fillings to keep you calm throughout your procedure. The effects wear off quickly once your treatment is done so that you can drive yourself home safely.
Oral conscious sedation is a pill you take before your dental visit. This pill makes you drowsy to give you a relaxing dental experience. It can be helpful for root canals, tooth extractions, or other “scary” dental procedures.
IV sedation puts you to sleep for your treatment, so you feel no pain or discomfort. It’s often recommended for complex treatments like dental surgery. Afterward, you won’t remember what occurred during your visit, so you won’t fear returning for future treatments. Both oral and IV sedation require a driver to and from your treatments.
In addition to sedation, we offer anesthesia for dental work to ensure your treatment is comfortable and pain-free.
Although almost anyone can benefit from sedation dentistry, it can be a lifesaver for people who:
For Dr. Greg Pitts, dentistry is not just a profession; he is passionate about providing the best possible care for patients. He earned his BS from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah and his DDS from Creighton Dental School, Nebraska. He has been practicing dentistry in American Fork since 1999.
A member of the ADA, AGD, UDA, and American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Pitts is actively involved with Utah Valley athletics and works to raise awareness of the need for tooth protection in organized sports and recreational activities. He is the official dentist for the BYU and UVU athletic departments.