Comfortable and Stress-Free Dental Care at Palmetto Periodontics

Welcome to Palmetto Periodontics, where we specialize in sedation dentistry to ensure a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for our patients in Columbia, SC. Understanding that dental visits can be daunting for some, we offer a range of sedation options to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry utilizes medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's ideal for those who experience dental anxiety or for procedures that might be more complex or lengthy. At Palmetto Periodontics, we tailor our sedation methods to fit each patient's needs, ensuring safety and comfort throughout their treatment.

Types of Sedation Offered:

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): This mild sedative helps you relax during your procedure while remaining conscious.
  • Oral Sedation: Taken in pill form, this type of sedation keeps you awake but significantly relaxed.
  • IV Sedation: For deeper sedation needs, IV sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream, allowing for adjustable levels throughout the procedure.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry:

  • Reduces Anxiety: Helps alleviate fears, making it easier to undergo necessary treatments.
  • Minimizes Discomfort: Greatly reduces physical discomfort during procedures.
  • Memory Loss: Most patients have little to no memory of the procedure.
  • Time Efficiency: Allows for multiple treatments in one visit, saving time and reducing the number of appointments.

Dr. James P. Wilson’s Expertise in Sedation Dentistry

Dr. James P. Wilson is highly trained in the administration of sedation, adhering to strict safety protocols to ensure that all procedures are both comfortable and safe. His extensive experience in sedation dentistry allows him to effectively manage both the emotional and physical comfort of his patients.

Our Approach to Sedation Dentistry

Before any sedative is administered, Dr. Wilson conducts a thorough review of your medical history and discusses your concerns and expectations to determine the most appropriate sedation option.


  1. Preparation: Depending on the type of sedation, preparation may vary from simple inhalation to an IV insertion.
  2. Monitoring: Throughout the procedure, your vital signs are closely monitored by our trained staff.
  3. Recovery: Post-treatment, we ensure you are comfortable and fully aware before leaving the clinic.

Why Choose Palmetto Periodontics for Sedation Dentistry

Patients choose Palmetto Periodontics for our advanced sedation options, exceptional patient care, and the expertise of Dr. Wilson. We are committed to making your dental experience as anxiety-free as possible.

“I appreciate the staff and Dr Wilson taking the time to understand our concerns and discuss the oral procedure with my daughter and I. They have always listened, and approached our situation with a thoughtful and caring demeanor. I highly recommend this practice.” - Alexa G

Our office is just 10 miles from downtown Columbia, making it easily accessible for residents throughout Columbia and the surrounding areas, including Lexington and Richland County. Our location near local attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art ensures a pleasant visit.

Schedule Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment in Columbia, SC

If dental anxiety has kept you from getting the care you need, let Palmetto Periodontics help. Contact us today at (803) 788-0900 or visit us at 124 Alpine Circle, Columbia, South Carolina 29223 to discuss your sedation dentistry options. Trust us to make your next dental visit a comfortable and relaxing experience.