Does fear keep you away from the dentist’s office? When you do go to the dentist, do you experience unpleasant sensations, such as a strong gag reflex, or an inability to get numb? If so, then sedation dentistry can help you. By overcoming your anxiety, you can not only get the dental treatments you want or need, you can have a more pleasant dental experience.
Sedation dentistry can help people with all levels of dental anxiety, from having a hard time making a dental appointment to those who cannot sit comfortably in the chair at the dentist’s office. If you experience any of the following, sedation dentistry can help:
Sedation dentistry is a proven, safe technique for achieving a relaxed state and greater comfort at the dentist’s office. Almost everyone who will benefit is a candidate.
However, you may not be able to use this technique if you are allergic to the medications used, or if you have certain heart conditions or sleeping disorders. We will talk to you about your medical history to ensure that it is safe for you to use the procedure.
For any level of dental anxiety, oral sedation (anti-anxiety medication) can be prescribed for relief in the days or hours leading up to your dental appointment and of course for during the appointment too. In addition, our Staff is specifically trained to help ease any discomfort and make your entire experience a calm and pleasant one.
For sedation during a procedure Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a colorless, flavorless, anesthetic and analgesic that when inhaled, lessens pain and induces a pleasurable, euphoric feeling. This is a popular relaxation option since to use it, all one need do is breath.
For the ultimate in relaxation and pain management Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD offer both IV Sedation and General Anesthesia. During these options the patient is unconscious and resting under the care of a board certified, licensed Anesthesiologist.
You don’t have to fear the dentist, and you don’t have to skip essential dental work because of your fear any more.