Does the thought of undergoing dental treatment cause you anxiety? Many people have a fear of needles or going to the dentist. At Garrisonville Dental, our friendly dental team will help ease your stress and make sure you are comfortable during your visits to our office. When you need more than our assurance to help you relax, we offer sedation dentistry options to put you at ease during your treatments.
There is no reason to be embarrassed if trips to the dentist make you nervous. Our dentists and support staff understand that dental care can be stressful for many of our patients. Let us know if you have any dental anxiety. We will discuss our sedation options with you to give you access to stress-free dental care.
Oral Conscious Sedation
For those with moderate to severe dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation can relieve stress and anxiety before and during dental treatments. This sedation option uses oral medication that you take before you come in for your dental visit to put you into a relaxed state-of-mind. You will still be awake and able to respond, but you will be completely relaxed during your treatment. Since this is a deeper sedation, you will need to have someone bring you to and from your treatment as you will not be able to safely drive.
For milder forms of dental anxiety or to relax our patients during longer procedures, nitrous oxide is an option. You may have heard nitrous oxide referred to as “laughing gas” due to its euphoric effects. You will remain completely awake and alert, but relaxed and content. Nitrous oxide is safe, even for children. It can be a good option to help keep kids calm while receiving dental treatments that are more invasive.
Don’t let anxiety stop you from getting the dental care you need for a healthy, beautiful smile. Garrisonville Dental offers sedation dentistry to help you relax during your visits for dental care. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.