Sedation Dentistry can help you overcome Dental Anxiety
Not scheduling or cancelling your dental visit to our office because of fear or anxiety only increases the potential for tooth decay or gum problems. At our office, our team offer solutions that allow you to relax, without any pain. Our solutions can help with many different anxiety issues for both adults and children.
Minor Dental Anxiety:
Nitrous oxide referred to as laughing gas, is an excellent choice for most patients. Nitrous oxide can be regulated to provide you with the amount of sedation you need. When used before a local anesthetic, the injection will not be uncomfortable and you should not notice any pain during your procedure.
If you plan to use nitrous oxide, you can drive yourself to your appointment. In most cases, you will be fine to drive after your treatment: the sedation wears off quickly.
Major Dental Anxiety:
If you experience extreme levels of stress and anxiety about dental treatment, you may wish to discuss deep sedation or general anesthesia. With these techniques, you will be barely conscious or unconscious during your procedure. You will not feel discomfort or pain. Once you have experienced dentistry with a sedation technique, your anxiety level may decrease on its own.
People are not born with the fear of a dental exam. Unfortunately, most anxiety issues are due to a bad dental experience or childhood trauma. Sometimes anxiety comes from listening to the tales of others, who may have exaggerated their story. Talk to our Oral Surgeons and our team about your dental concerns or fears. Let us help you so you can get the dental care you need for a healthy mouth for life.
For more information about overcoming dental anxiety, or to schedule an appointment with us, please give one of our office a call.