Do you have dental anxiety?
You’re not the only one. Many people suffer from dental anxiety, and that can prevent them from making their dentist appointments. That’s why Gentle Dental offers sedation dentistry for its patients.
We don’t want our patients to stay away from the dentist just because they feel stress or fear when it comes to seeing the dentist. As a caring, compassionate dentist, the professionals at Gentle Dental can help you. We offer a number of sedation dentistry options to help patients find the right treatment for them.
What Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a safe and convenient form of sedation dentistry. It’s also the mildest form of sedation dentistry! When inhaled, this painkiller gives patients a sense of calm. Nitrous oxide is convenient for dental patients because it leaves the system quickly, which means that you can easily drive home or go back to work after using nitrous oxide sedation.
Nitrous oxide is safe for patients. Your dentist at Gentle Dental will ask you some questions before administering nitrous oxide, to ensure that nitrous oxide is right for you.
What Is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
One step above nitrous oxide is oral conscious sedation. This prescription medication relaxes patients, giving them a dreamy feeling. Often, patients who receive oral sedation dentistry forget much of their appointment.
Some patients who undergo oral sedation dentistry fall asleep during their appointment. If you need oral sedation dentistry, you will need a ride to and from your dental appointment to ensure that you are safe.
If you have moderate dental anxiety, or if you suffer from a strong gag reflex, you may need oral sedation to get through your dental appointment.
Contact Us to Learn More
At Gentle Dental, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable when they’re going to the dentist. We offer sedation dentistry to make your tooth cleaning experience more relaxing and productive. Our dental professionals are experts in sedation dentistry.