We understand that visiting the dentist is not necessarily everyone’s favorite thing to do. However, there are some people out there that have so much difficulty getting routine checkups completed, they end up staying away from the office quickly, even though it puts their oral health at risk. Whether you have minor anxiety or a full-blown phobia of dentistry, we’re happy to offer sedation dentistry to make your life easier. These services ensure your visits are more comfortable, but also productive. If you’d like to learn more about sedation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
With the help of a single pill, you can put your dental fears to bed and complete dental appointments far more easily. Ahead of your visit, you’ll take the prescribed medication and have a friend or family member drive you to and from our office. By the time you’re in the dental chair, you’ll feel very comfortable. In fact, you will likely forget most of the treatment itself, making it ideal for those with dental phobia. However, this dream-like state can have lasting side effects, which is why you’ll need to wait several hours before resuming normal activities.
In some cases, patients just need a little something to help take the edge off ahead of their dental appointment. If you’re an adult or child in need of routine care, nitrous oxide sedation can be an ideal solution for relieving anxiety or nervousness. This gas-based substance is administered via a nasal mask and ensures you can feel warm, content, and even slightly numb all over. The effects appear almost immediately, yet once the mask is removed, they disappear as quickly as they came!