Charlotte Sedation

    Proper Dental Care Does Not Have To Be Uncomfortable

    Dr. Linger is THE Dentist in Charlotte for Patients With Dental Anxiety.


    Are Dental Fears Keeping You From Having a Healthy Mouth?

    Are you one of the millions of people who have put off going to the dentist because of the anxiety and fear associated with dental care?

    Has it been 5, 10 or even 20 years since you last saw a dentist?  Would you like to be treated in a Non-Judgemental environment?  Would you appreciate having all of your dental needs taken care of in one appointment? Would you like being sedated for treatment and remember very little about your visit?  

    If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the office of Dr. William Linger can help. Dr. Linger has been safely and effectively treating patients in Charlotte, NC for over 25 years.  Sedation dentistry makes it easy to receive dental implants, crowns, dental veneers, or any other treatment! 

    Using Sedation to Help You Relax

    Dr. Linger is trained and licensed to provide IV Sedation for all dental procedures.  Sedation uses safe medications to help you relax during your dental procedure.  Sedation can help remove the fear and anxiety that some people have going to see the dentist.  “We are in the people business,” says Dr. Linger. Our patients enjoy sedation because we offer several levels of this safe practice.  This ranges from Minimal Sedation such or oral sedation to Moderate IV Sedation.  

    “Our goal is to keep our patients comfortable, calm their fears, and help them to have the best experience possible while we take care of their teeth and any issues they may have.   


    • Moderate IV Sedation allows the patient to be relaxed and comfortable during extensive treatment.  
    • Minimal Sedation allows the patient to be comfortable for any dental procedure, including cleanings.

    Talk with our staff and Dr. Linger about your choices of sedation available.  Sedation can help you relax and makes all of our dental surgery procedures feel more comfortable than you have imagined!

    Dr. Linger has over 20 years of Sedation Dentistry experience.  If you are looking for a sedation dentist in Charlotte then please let us know how we can make your experience enjoyable. Visiting the dentist does not have to be uncomfortable. 

    modern dentistry Who Benefits From Sedation Dentistry?

    Anyone who...

    • wants to be treated in a relaxed, caring and non-judgmental environment.
    • has put off dental care for years because of dental anxiety.
    • wants all of their dental care completed in as few as one or two visits.
    • has fears and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind.
    • dislikes the sights, sounds and smells associated with a dental office
    • has fears that make you delay or avoid proper dental care
    • has had a bad experience with past dental visits

    Types of Sedation

    IV Sedation

    IV Sedation is the “Gold Standard” for safety and effectiveness in dental sedation. This form of sedation is designed to make you completely comfortable during your treatment. 

    You can have a wide range of dental treatment from cleanings and basic care like fillings and crowns, to Root Canals, wisdom teeth removal and Dental Implant surgery all in one location with IV Sedation.

    With IV Sedation, you will have a stress free dental visit 

    Oral Sedation (Oral Conscious Sedation)

    Oral sedation is a lighter form of sedation for patients with mild anxiety. 

    You are carefully monitored and observed during the time you are at our office with oral sedation.


    Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

    Nitrous Oxide (also known as Laughing Gas) sedation provides minimal sedation during the procedure for anxiety relief and comfort.  It is safe for both children and adults. One benefit of this type of Sedation is that the patient to can drive to and from the appointments. 

    This type of sedation only works during the procedure, allowing you to drive to and from appointments.

    Dental Surgery and Sedation

    Dental surgery with Dr. Linger, sedation dentist in Charlotte NC introduces the latest microsurgery procedures and microscopic equipment.  Dental surgery can resolve discomfort, disease, and infections that are in your mouth, teeth, and gums.  Dr. Linger incorporates the very latest in safe dental sedation techniques to help calm your anxiety and fears while keeping you comfortable during these procedures. 

    Dr. Linger is the solution for those that want to be comfortable with their visit to the dentist.

    How Much Does Dental Sedation Cost?

    The cost of sedation depends on the type of medication and how long it is administered. We are happy to provide more detailed pricing information to you during a consultation as each case is different and we want to focus on the best treatment for you. Contact us to setup your free consultation.

    Is Sedation Dentistry Safe For Children?

    Nitrous Oxide is safe and effective for young children.  For more severe anxiety issues, we offer IV sedation for children over the age of 14..

    Tedi the Therapy Dog


    Sedation Safety

    Safety is our primary concern with our sedation patients. We use CRNA providers for our anesthesia.   Dr. Linger has extensive training providing Sedation to Dental Patients:

    • Over 20 years of Sedation Dentistry experience.
    • Advanced monitoring equipment.

    • ACLS Certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

    Tedi is a Cockapoo (non-shedding, hypo-allergenic) with a calm and loving personality. She loves to make your visit comfortable. Sadie can even sit on your lap if you want. Our patients with anxiety say that having Tedi with them helps make their visit very comfortable.


    You can follow Tedi on  facebook.




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    “Dr. Linger, Well, it’s been about 72 hours since you completed stage four of my new smile and to say the least…I am totally thrilled with the result. You are the ultimate Doctor.

    Your concerns about me, making me feel comfortable and doing all the right things were not overlooked. Even though I am just another patient, you made me feel like I was the only one you had. I was and am overwhelmed by your patience with someone like me that obviously has to deal with big-time anxiety in a Dentist’s office.

    MANY, MANY THANKS TO YOU! I just wanted to say how grateful I am that you were able to do this for me. Without the help and skill of your staff. I would have been more of a basket case than I already am when I walk into any dentist office. You guys made me feel comfortable with all that you did.

    Once again, thank you and your staff for making my smile what it is today. My life has changed because of this procedure (for the better I must add) and it all happened because of you and your staff.”

    David A. – Implant & Sedation Patient, Sales Executive, Charlotte


    “The team I have worked mostly with are pure gems. They know what I prefer (blanket, white nitrous mask, movies) and are sure to have it all in place ready for me.

    The bedside manner is unparalleled, as they check in with you as you are being treated, keep you informed of what is happening (if you want), and ensure your comfort — in a special way.

    It’s hard to explain, but you just know it’s different when you are there!”

    Very Happy Patient


    “It has been a long journey but if I can do it, anyone can. I was so afraid to go to the dentist based on several past unpleasant experiences that I tried to do my own dental work by ordering Cavit over the internet, a temporary fix for cavities. Dr. Linger and his high performance team are awesome. They showed that they cared from day one and continue to do so. Today, I look forward to my dental visits with little apprehension. Keep up the super fantastic work!!”

    Larry Williams – Sedation Patient, Charlotte

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