Lifestyle Dentistry knows that going to the dentist can be frightening for some individuals. In fact, dental phobia affects millions of Americans, and prevents many people from visiting the dentist altogether. At Lifestyle Dentistry, it is our top priority to ensure that all patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during all appointments. That is why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry options to help our patients feel anxiety-free during their treatment. If you suffer from dental phobia, let Lifestyle Dentistry help you receive the treatment you require.
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What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry offers options to help keep patients relaxed and calm during their dental visit. Through the use of sedatives, taking care or your oral health does not need to be stressful or painful! Lifestyle Dentistry is confident that we have a solution that will relieve you of dental anxiety and provide a pleasant and comfortable dental experience so you can receive the treatment you need.
Types Of Sedation Dentistry:
Nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as laughing gas) is a common way doctors help relieve patients’ anxiety. Administered through a face mask worn over the nose, patients breathe in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, which helps to relax patients and allows them to feel calm and comfortable during treatment. As the anesthetic begins to work, you will feel a bit groggy and desensitized, but relaxed. Patients who choose to use nitrous are able to resume normal daily activities by the time the treatment is finished.
Oral sedation is administered by taking one or two prescribed pills of a sedative medication before a procedure or appointment. There are a variety of different medications that we provide here at Lifestyle Dentistry, and it will be up to your dentist to decide what is best for you, based on your medical history and specific situation. Oral sedation requires that you have a ride home from your appointment. Oral sedation is strong enough to bring about feelings of sleepiness and therefore a more relaxed state.