Does fear of going to the dentist prevent you from seeking the treatment you need? You are not alone. We understand that some patients need help relaxing. For our patients that suffer from dental anxiety and phobia we offer several forms of sedation dentistry.
Oral sedation is simply taking an oral medication prior to your procedure. Although you will be conscious and responsive, the medication helps you to relax and feel more comfortable during your treatment. Oral sedation alone is often sufficient for most patients. However, it is sometimes necessary to use Nitrous Oxide inhalation along with oral sedation.
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is another option that appeals to patients. It has been used safely in dentistry for many years and is safe for most patients including children. The most appealing benefit of nitrous oxide is the onset and recovery are virtually instantaneous, making it an ideal option for patients who must return to work or school.