Have you ever reached for the phone to schedule a dental appointment but then changed your mind as the result of nervousness? Do you feel that you can schedule visits for preventive care but restorative treatments cause you a great deal of stress? Perhaps other aspects of professional care lead to severe dental anxiety. Whatever your particular experience, this is an issue that affects millions of patients. Fortunately, we offer dental sedation, so you can enjoy a tranquil visit. Learn more, so you are fully informed about this helpful option for accessing the care you need.
What Is Sedation?
Sedation dentistry includes the use of medicine that relaxes your nervous system. As a result, if you feel tense, stressed, nervous, or extremely anxious, we can assist you in feeling surprisingly calm and at peace during your visits. Even more good news: Sedation is something that most patients can safely receive – even children. If you feel anxious about dental care, we invite you to speak with us right away, so we can choose a sedative suited to your needs.
What Types of Sedation Do You Offer?
At our practice, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, so patients dealing with a wide variety of anxiety levels can visit us, while feeling completely at ease. Options include the following:
- Nitrous Oxide: Also referred to as “laughing gas” this is a very gentle sedative safe for just about everyone, from children to adults. It will calm your jitters.
- Oral Sedation: This option provides a deeper sense of relaxation when compared with nitrous oxide. Keep in mind that you will need a ride home if this is your sedative of choice.
- Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation: We may provide this for patients who suffer from extremely severe dental anxiety.