Comfortable and Relaxing
Sedation Dentistry

4712 E. 51st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135

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Compassionate, comfortable dental care in Tulsa

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Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
  • IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.

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Dr. Matthew Warlick DDS

As a native of Tulsa, Dr. Matthew Warlick is proud to have his dental practice in his hometown. Dr. Warlick specializes in a variety of family and cosmetic dental procedures, so he is able to treat members of your entire family. He prides himself on being as gentle as possible when performing dental surgeries, and patients can take comfort in the fact that he has a great deal of experience in many advanced procedures.

Dr. Warlick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri. He then joined the Indian Health Service. After graduation, Dr. Warlick also completed a residency program conducted by the Advanced Education in General Dentistry. This program was conducted at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, OK.

Dr. Warlick specializes in oral surgery, and he is proficient in cosmetic dentistry, anesthesiology, and implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tulsa Dental Society, and the Oklahoma Dental Association.

Dr. Warlick is married and has two children. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family at their Tulsa home. One of his favorite things to do is to prepare elaborate meals. Dr. Warlick is an avid cook who first began to show his culinary skills when he was only 9 years old.