SOURCE: Morton General and Implant Dentistry

February 02, 2012 10:15 ET

Dr. Clifford Morton DDS Announces Sedation Dentistry Services

MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - Morton General and Implant Dentistry announced that the practice provides mild sedation for patients during routine procedures. The mild sedatives are designed to help the patient relax and feel comfortable during any dental procedure. A small pill is taken an hour prior to the procedure to help patients relax, allowing all dental work to be completed in one visit. Dr. Clifford Morton is an implant dentist who offers comprehensive dental care, including routine cleanings, dental implants and cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers.

Marietta patients who have trepidation about their regular dental visits have a treatment option to help manage this anxiety, according to the dentist. Dr. Clifford Morton DDS, of Morton General and Implant Dentistry, announced that his practice offers Marietta sedation dentistry services.

Sedation dentistry uses mild sedatives to help patients relax. Unlike anesthesia, patients are fully awake during the procedure and can easily respond to questions from the dentist. The sedatives are designed to make the procedure more comfortable and ensure dental work can be completed in one visit.

"For many of our patients, sedation dentistry is truly life-changing," said Dr. Clifford Morton. "Whether a patient is receiving dental implants or a routine cleaning, he or she is able to relax during the procedure, rather than feeing any anxiety."

According to Dr. Morton, nearly 40 million Americans suffer from mild to moderate dental phobia. "If you have trepidation about visiting the dentist, it's completely normal," said Dr. Morton. "Growing up, many patients have had a dental experience that they found uncomfortable, and unfortunately society as a whole seems to reinforce the idea that a dental visit is painful. At our practice, we take great care to ensure the experience is pain-free and comfortable. Helping our patients relax prior to a procedure is part of our commitment to creating a positive customer experience."

Dr. Morton emphasized that dental phobias can have serious effects on a patient's oral health. "Unfortunately for patients with a dental phobia, avoiding the dental office means that oral health can be neglected," said Dr. Morton. "If a patient has crowns in need of repair or even a simple cavity, avoiding dental care means that this problem can worsen over time, leading to serious complications. Sedation dental care helps patients receive the treatment they need."

According to patients who suffer from dental anxiety, the mild sedatives make a difference. "Our patients frequently tell us how relaxed they felt during the operation, and that in many cases, they felt more comfortable during the operation than they did prior to entering our office!"

The sedatives also allow multiple procedures to be completed in one visit. Patients typically take one small pill before the appointment. According to the dentist, for safety, patients will need a companion to accompany them, driving them to and from the appointment. During the appointment, patients are continually monitored for safety and comfort. Following the dental appointment, patients are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery until the medication has worn off, which typically occurs by the next morning.

Individuals who suffer from dental anxiety or wish to learn more about sedation options at the Marietta dental practice may contact Dr. Morton through the website,

Contact Information

  • Morton General and Implant Dentist
    Marietta, GA