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Sedation Dentist in Anchorage AK


Conscious Sedation Dentistry

It’s no secret that many people don’t like to visit the dentist. When they are in need of dental care, they often put it off. At Huffman Family Dentistry, we frequently treat nervous patients. We want you to know that we’ve taken extra steps to help you be as comfortable as possible with our sedation dentistry services.

IV Sedation Option

Moderate sedation uses an IV line to help administer the sedation drugs.  This allows a dental anesthesiologist to give you just the right amount of sedative necessary to help you have a wonderful experience.  You will be aware enough to breathe all on your own, and comfortable enough to not care that you are in the dental chair. Most people compare it to a dream during a light nap. Since you will be sedated, it is necessary to have a friend or family member accompany you to and from your appointment.  At Huffman Family Dentistry, we have a licensed dental anesthesiologist will visit upon procedure to serve our patients.

Oral Sedation Option

Minimal conscious sedation uses a prescription strength sedative taken by mouth about an hour before your dental appointment. Although you’ll be able to respond to basic questions from our dental team, you most likely won’t remember a thing. Most people compare it to a dream during a light nap. Since you’ll be sedated, we ask that you have a friend or family member accompany you to and from your appointment.

Benefits of Using Sedation Dentistry

  • Complete all of your treatment during one visit
  • No hassle of multiple appointments and missed time from work
  • Lasts between 4-6 hours, granting time to complete lengthy procedures
  • Available to almost anyone – talk to your dentist!

Can Conscious Sedation Be Used With Any Procedure?

Absolutely. From general dentistry to cosmetic procedures, and everything in between – sedation can make your anxiety manageable so you can get the care you need.

  • Sedation dentistry is also known as sleep dentistry and is ideal for people who are afraid of dental procedures
  • The cost does vary on the specific procedure but it is typically very affordable, dental insurance can help with the costs
  • There are several different sedation options, Dr. Weaver and Dr. Newman can guide you through the process so you know what to expect
  • There can be some minor side effects to sedation dentistry, our staff will give you all of the information
  • Sedation dentistry can help with potentially painful dental procedures

Don’t put your dental care off any longer. Call Huffman Family Dentistry today or fill out our contact form to find out more.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Jennell White
Jennell White
March 15, 2023
Great office! Kind and polite staff thorough and wonderful patient care and bed side manner. Office is clean and has a good atmosphere. Dr. Weaver is fantastic!
Robert Froehle
Robert Froehle
January 30, 2023
Huffman Family Dentistry is an outstanding dental practice. My wife and I are always treated very well. The Dental hygenis who I see is a young lady named Whitney and she is outstanding. Both dentists in the practice are superb. We are fortunate to have found a dental practice that is so outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for good Dentistry.
Fata Morgana SCAlaska
Fata Morgana SCAlaska
November 30, 2022
I have always received excellent Dental Care from the Staff at Huffman Family Dentistry. Thanks go to Jean, and Dr. Newman for my recent teeth-cleaning and examination.
Anne Donaldson
Anne Donaldson
November 9, 2022
I highly recommend Huffman Family Dentistry. Very friendly and well organized front office team. I’ve always been please with my dental work done by Dr. Newman.
Giselle Koch
Giselle Koch
August 11, 2022
First time in my life that I actually enjoyed going to the dentist. Dr. Weaver is kind and informative. The environment is relaxing and very clean and the entire staff is friendly. Highly recommend Huffman Family Dentistry.
Shawna McIntire
Shawna McIntire
July 11, 2022
I had not been to denist in many years and HAD alot of anxiety when it came to going back to Dentist. Huffman Family Dentistry has a friendly and empathetic staff. Cleaned me up and set plan in action. Cannot say how grateful I am.
Becca Padrick
Becca Padrick
November 4, 2021
I just had my best ever dental appointment at Huffman Family Dentistry! I have extreme sensitivities to certain sounds and sensations, and the scraping of metal on my teeth is a combination of two of my worst issues. In all of my other appointments, I have cried in the chair, had meltdowns, and (at my best) had panic attacks that shook my body while they were working on my mouth. I recently saw a tiktok where someone had similar issues at the dentist, and they recommended asking for plastic tools instead of the standard metal. I immediately called up my dentist and asked if that would be an option for me, and they said that as long as I signed a waiver stating that I understood it wouldn’t be as effective as the metal tools, they could use those instead. I just came out of the appointment, and I did not have any sort of panic response whatsoever. I didn’t cry, I was only mildly uncomfortable, and I was able to keep my composure the entire time. The hygienist was quick and sympathetic, and every person was kind and helpful at every step. If you have issues with going to the dentist and that’s stopping you from going, please consider giving them a call and asking what non-traditional things can be done to help. Huffman Family Dentistry was incredible with me, and now I am not afraid to schedule my next appointment!
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