The majority of adults in the United States suffer from some form of dental phobia. It is common if you experience apprehension about visiting the dentist. At Thorsheim & Ceraso in West Des Moines, we understand if you’re anxious. We never embarrass our patients or scold them for avoiding the dentist. We do all that we can to ensure that you have a comfortable, relaxing visit to our office. Our goal is to give you compassionate care. With our sedation dentistry options, we can offer you an anxiety-free visit to our Des Moines office. . You will be safe and comfortable. Often years of neglect can be treated in just one or two comfortable, stress-free appointments with Sedation Dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide

The dentists at Thorsheim & Ceraso offer nitrous oxide to patients who need just a little help relaxing for their treatment. Known as “laughing gas,” this sedation dentistry option has been in use in dental offices since the late 1800s. It’s safe, effective, and dissipates quickly. It is a wonderful, safe option for children. No driver is needed with this easy option.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is for patients who feel panic even thinking about getting into the dental chair. It’s also a good option for someone who needs to complete more than one procedure. At the West Des Moines office of Thorsheim & Ceraso, we will give you a prescribed sedative an hour before your visit. Most patients don’t remember their visits at all! You will need a driver to take you home after your treatment is complete.

IV Sedation

We use a licensed anesthesiologist to provide this deep relaxation and sedation technique. IV sedation is excellent for patients who suffer severe dental phobias, or who need complex and multiple procedures done all at once. With IV sedation, you are put to sleep for the duration of your treatment. When your dental procedures are finished, you will wake up and have no memory of the procedure. You’ll be comfortable and rested throughout your time in the office.

At the West Des Moines dental practice of Thorsheim & Ceraso, we provide friendly, professional service for you and your family. We serve Des Moines, West Des Moines, Waukee, Norwalk, Clive, and all surrounding communities. For your general, cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dentistry needs, call us today to schedule your local dentist appointment.