Sedation Dentistry for Comfortable Dental Care
Many people put off taking care of their teeth because they fear going to the dentist. Advances in medicine have made it possible for sedation dentistry to become mainstream.
If you fear going to the dentist, you may want to consider one of our sedation dentistry options.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, also called laughing gas, is a very effective remedy for anxiety. Patients feel calm and peaceful within minutes and can immediately relax.
Some people may have had negative experiences related to dental visits in their pasts. No matter how they try to rationalize that it is not the way it used to be or that they are in good hands they have still experienced stress at the very thought of a dental appointment. These people relax within minutes of using nitrous oxide and can get the care that they sometimes have put off for years.
Nitrous oxide also helps people with very severe gag reflexes. It is not only effective but very safe. After an appointment a patient can safely drive themselves home or back to work without the after-effects that most anti-anxiety medications have.
Anesthesia (I.V. Sedation)
Conscious sedation (I.V. Sedation) is another way to make people feel at ease while receiving the dental care they need. It is a deeper form of sedation than nitrous oxide.
Essentially, patients are semi-conscious during the procedure and when they wake up they don't remember anything.
This is a perfect solution for patients who are phobic or just want the peace of mind that they will not experience any pain during treatment.