Do You Fear Seeing The Dentist?
We know that dental treatments cause anxiety in some patients — not just more complex procedures but for regular check ups, too. Some patients are so fearful of the dentist that they avoid their appointments all together. This can lead to dental problems that progress into bigger issues and puts their dental health at risk. Our patient comfort is a top priority, though and that’s why we offer relief for patients with dental fear. Read on to learn about this solution.
There is no need to fear coming into our office anymore. We offer nitrous oxide sedation to those patients who have high anxiety, including children and patients with special needs. Sedation allows the patient to have a safe and comfortable appointment so that they can get important dental care accomplished.
Patients might fear the dentist for a number of reasons including:
- Fear of needles and shots
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Sensitivity to sounds and smells of a dental office
- Memory of a traumatic dental experience
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedation method that uses gas to sedate the patient. The patient is awake during the entire procedure and can respond to the doctor’s questions, but they won’t feel any pain or remember the treatment. As soon as the gas is turned off, the patient will begin to come out of sedation with no lasting effects. Although, they do need to be driven home by a friend or family member.
If you or your family member suffer from dental anxiety, don’t avoid important dental care out of fear. Nitrous oxide sedation allows you to have a relaxed and stress-free treatment. Please let our team know if you would like to learn more about sedation. We want you to feel calm and confident when it comes to your dental care. Until we see you again, have a great day!