Sedation Dentistry in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Unlike general anesthesia where the patient is unconscious, by using oral sedatives the patient is in a state of "near sleep" during the procedure, and is able to breathe on his own, as well as speak and respond to others. It is a great solution for patients who have a low threshold for pain, or need a large amount of dental work done in a short period of time. It can also be effective for patients who have sensitive teeth or gums or can't sit still in the dentist's chair.

Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation


Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Alleviates Fear and Anxiety
  • Ideal for patients who have sensitive teeth or gums
  • Perfect for extractions, root canals, implants and crowns
  • Oral sedative places patient in near sleep state
  • Provides a Relaxing Experience
  • Hours seem like minutes
  • Little or no memory of the dental experience
  • Reduces the number of visits for complex care requiring multiple visits
  • Recovery in a few hours


Dr. Earp is certified in the latest technology and techniques in dentistry, and he is available to help with any dental care needs quickly and effectively.

Our office is conveniently located near downtown Raleigh, NC at 800 St. Mary's Street, near the intersection at Peace St., across from Broughton High School. Parking is free!

Dr. Earp is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the Southern Academy of Oral Surgery. He is CEREC dentistry certified and a consultant for this technology with Patterson Dental. Additionally, he holds a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


Preparing a Patient for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry allows the patient to
remain comfortable during treatment.