4815 E Carefree Hwy
Suite #102
Cave Creek, AZ  85331


Anxiety & Sedation Dentistry

Dental Fear...

Something to Smile About

According to the American Dental Association, fear is the number one reason millions of people avoid going to the dentist. In fact, it’s estimated that 93 million Americans live with some degree of dental anxiety, whether due to traumatic childhood experiences or unpleasant visits as adults. For many, the reason for delay is simply not having the time for lengthy appointments.

Sedation dentistry is a solution for patients who are afraid of the dentist’s chair or have time constraints that would benefit from more efficient treatment plans. Specially trained sedation dentists like Dr. Beckham, Dr. Campbell, and Dr. Vanco will help you feel as comfortable as possible by using well-established and proven protocols that can be customized for your individual emotional and physical needs.

At Beckham Dental, we offer extensive experience and dental services to help you relax and achieve a smile you’ll be proud to show the world. Here are a few common questions anxious patients ask before seeking treatment:

• Will it hurt? When you opt for sedation, our expert team of professionals can expertly gauge and calibrate the medication so you’ll feel absolutely no discomfort during your treatment.

• Is it too late to fix my teeth? It’s never too late to turn things around and sedation dentistry is an excellent starting point.

• Is it expensive? The cost of sedation varies depending on the level needed and insurance availability, but Beckham Dental is well trained in helping patients navigate their unique financial needs. The investment against the cost of delayed treatment can be invaluable.

• Will I be aware; will I be in control? The loss of control can be daunting to an already anxious patient. Sedation dentistry means you’ll always be conscious and responsive, and some patients have reported it seeming like a pleasant dream the next day.

• Will it save me time? Yes! In many cases, more dentistry can be completed in fewer appointments when sedation is implemented – which means less work missed.

• Is sedation dentistry safe? Absolutely. Sedation dentists are trained professionals who have completed education and met stringent requirements to administer sedation medications. Beckham Dental is just as committed to your safety as we are to your comfort – no matter what.

The best way to learn how sedation dentistry can benefit you is to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns, needs, and hopes. In our “zero judgment zone” it’s our mission to provide you something to truly smile about.

Relieving Dental Anxiety

Many of our patients here at Beckham Dental came to us with dental anxiety. It's a common issue and one that we take very seriously. At our Cave Creek, AZ dentist office, we have invested time and money to make sure you are comfortable and at ease as soon as you walk into our dental office. We have comfort options as well as longer appointments, and. if you need a little more than the natural remedies we offer, we have dental sedation to keep you completely relaxed.

We are a proud member of DOCS Education. This is the best organization I have ever been a part of. They have provided the advanced training necessary to educate us in the field of Sedation Dentistry. They also provide regular updates regarding medication changes and patient case scenarios. This allows us to confidently offer this special service to you.

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Listen to Dr. Mike Beckham talking about Dental Fear

Sedation Dentistry

Most people that don't go to the dentist stay away for one reason: fear of pain. Even those of us who have regular dental checkups and keep current with our care suffer from varying degrees of anxiety prior to our appointments. None of us need to suffer this way anymore.

Now a simple regimen of oral medications combined with the use of nitrous oxide can change your dental experience with us forever. The medications are extremely safe to use and not only have a calming, sedative property but also virtually eliminate any pain perception by the patient. Implementing this service in our office has truly changed the lives of countless people. For us, it's nice to work on people that are relaxed and actually looking forward to seeing us. It's a win-win situation.

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