Our Procedures Patient Comfort & Sedation Options

Sedation dentistry in Phoenix Az. Avoid dental anxiety or dental stress at Desert Ridge PeriodonticsWhile no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we try to minimize any discomfort you might feel.  Many of our patients make statements like, "This wasn't even painful.  How did you do that?"  The following are some of the latest techniques we use to provide you with as comfortable an experience as possible:


Patient comfort is one of the most important aspects of care. Patients have different needs for pain and anxiety control medication. Depending upon the procedure and your wishes, there are several medications we can prescribe.

Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) may be asked to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We do this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.

Oral Sedation

For those patients who would feel more comfortable with sedation, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedatives to help you relax during your treatment. With these medications, you are still awake but more at ease.

Your comfort is one of our primary concerns. If you have any questions about anesthesia or sedation, please do not hesitate to discuss these with us.

IV Sedation and General Anesthesia

For those patients who would feel more comfortable "going under" for treatment, Desert Ridge Periodontics has a board-certified Dental Anesthesiologist on their team.  The anesthesiologist sets up an IV, administers medication and provides safe, monitored anesthesia while Dr. Indech performs treatment with them completely under.

Injections of Local Anesthetic

We use a topical anesthetic on your gums first to desensitize them and then administer the injection gently and precisely to reduce the burning sensation that can be experienced.

Patient Safety

We adhere to the highest professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff regularly attend safety seminars and are knowledgeable on the latest techniques.