Does the thought of having dental treatment give you the chills, or make you frozen with fear? Would you rather endure the discomfort of a toothache than step foot into a dentist’s office? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone – many people are so phobic about the dentist’s chair that they avoid receiving the necessary care altogether, putting their oral health at risk.
For people who avoid trips to the dentist because of apprehension or fear, your 45690 sedation dentist can help you to get the dental care you need. Sedation dentistry makes use of medication to facilitate a more relaxed state throughout dental procedures. It can be used for everything from a simple teeth cleaning to more extensive procedures. Sedation is most appropriate for people with a real fear or anxiety that prevents them from going to the dentist, but it may also be appropriate for people who have a low pain threshold, are unable to sit still, have unusually sensitive teeth or a bad gag reflex, or people who require a large amount of dental work to be completed.
At Waverly Family Dental our 45690 sedation dentist is sensitive to the needs of anxious patients, providing the most precise and gentle care and making use of nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” to ensure patient comfort. Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. It is not intended to put you to sleep, and you will still be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Nitrous oxide is effective as a sedative because it relaxes patients with the pleasurable feelings it emits. Nitrous oxide’s usefulness also stems from how quickly it works and that its effects wear off soon after the mask is removed.
If you’re anxious about getting the dental care you need, call your experienced 45690 sedation dentist at Waverly Family Dental today!