Receive the Treatment You Need with Sedation Dentistry


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Our practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to residents of and around Phoenix, Arizona. While many folks can visit our dental office without hesitation or fear, we know that some people in our community have trouble feeling relaxed and comfortable in dental and clinical settings. Our dentist, Dr. John Dovgan, understands that dental phobias and anxieties can greatly affect a patient’s experience during treatment as well as one’s overall wellbeing. In some instances, anxieties can be so severe that fearful patients will forego necessary dental treatment all together, which is why we offer sedation dentistry at our office.

To help assuage the fears of patients with dental phobias, our team strives to provide a serene and comforting atmosphere and if needed, we can prescribe sedatives or administer nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

NITROUS OXIDE

Administering nitrous oxide for its analgesic and sedative effects has been standard protocol in dentistry for over a century. This gas’ effects work and wear off quickly. Moreover, patients who receive nitrous oxide to calm their nerves can drive themselves home after their appointment. This option is ideal for patients with mild nervousness or those receiving short, routine treatments.

ORAL SEDATION

Oral Sedation is stronger than nitrous oxide and has longer lasting effects. The most common form of medication prescribed by our dentist comes from the benzodiazepine family of drugs. This family of medication is formulated specifically to stop the chemical reaction in the brain that produces panic, worry, and fear.

Most patients who are prescribed oral sedatives will feel calm and slightly groggy. They may even fall asleep during treatment. This medication is ideal for those with significant anxiety or dental phobias. Since this medication is powerful and long lasting, it will affect motor and cognitive function. Patients taking oral sedation must arrange for transportation to and from our practice with a friend or family member.

Sedation dentistry can help patients overcome their fears of clinical settings and dental treatment. Over time, medication may not be necessary as some patients establish a relationship with our dentist and staff. Our aim is to make all treatment comfortable and accessible to members of our community -including those with dental phobias and anxiety.

If you suffer with dental anxieties, ask about our comfort amenities and sedation options at your next appointment. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Call us today to reserve a cleaning, checkup, or second opinion.

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Dr. John W. Dovgan

3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Perfect Autumn
The Perfect Autumn
16:57 08 Oct 19
As a new patient, I recently visited this dental office and left very pleased after my first visit. Both the dentist and his staff were very warm and welcoming. I hadn't been to a dentist in a few years and this alone was adding to my uneasiness about setting up an appointment for an exam, and then dealing with which dentist to choose on top of it all? (Like many things, putting off a visit to the dentist is never a wise move.) After sorting through many reviews I then settled on Dr. Dovgan's office and was glad I did. Both Dr. Dovgan and his staff had me feeling very at ease in no time. I found this dental location to be equipped with all the latest modern technology, very stylish & clean and not rushed for time...nowadays, a pleasant surprise. (...Also, special praise here to dental hygienist "Sonata" for her gentle approach and also for really taking the time to conduct a thorough exam and cleaning of my teeth & gums. Thanks, Girl!!) Additionally, also nice was the ample, easy access parking and the comparability in pricing to the many other dentists out there. :)Upon leaving I felt I had made the right choice for myself in trusting Dr. Dovgan and his team of professionals with my dental concerns and I learned that even though my end results were not perfect ( -due to my own actions- ), they were better than anticipated and attainable. If you've (too) been playing dental roulette, procrastinating out of fear of the unknown ( -"unknown as in: "what's really going on inside my mouth??" -or- "which unknown dental office should I choose from??"- ) then this dentist and his team may be the place for you to try, as well. I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Dr. Dovgan's dental services. Thank you for my positive visit to the dentist!! :)Remove review
Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.