Having anxiety about going to the dentist and the procedures is completely normal and common. Dental anxiety is something that has been developed over time due to negative experiences generally happening as a child while at the dentist. We understand that these things happen and can have a negative effect on how you view going to the dentist.
Because dental anxiety is so common many steps can be taken to ensure the patient has the best and most calm experience in the chair. Sedation dentistry comes in many forms and each can help the patient feel stress-free with all appointments and procedures.
If you suffer from general anxiety when going to the dentist Nitrous Oxide is a great option for you to take advantage of. Also known as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide, is regulated to give each patient the amount of sedation that you need. In the event of a filling or small procedure, Nitrous is used before the local anesthetic and the injection. The gas helps calm down patients during injection and procedure.
Nitrous has the strength to decrease anxiety but isn’t strong enough to put you to sleep or not allow you to drive yourself home after procedures. The sedation wears off very quickly.
Major anxiety during the dentist is uncommon but it is something that we are dedicated to catering to in hopes of creating a great experience. Sedation dentistry can be something as minor as laughing gas but also as major as deep sedation or general anesthesia. These sedation methods make you barely conscious during your procedure so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure.
Anxiety is common and is something that offices are easily able to cater to. Sedation options for all levels of anxiety are available for you to take advantage of. If you have more questions about deep sedation it is important to talk to your dentist to discuss what would be best for you. Having anxiety is nothing to be embarrassed about and is no reason to stay away from the dentist. Staying away will only increase your chances of decay and problems! We would love to help you take care of your teeth in a way that will be the most comfortable for you!
Call our office to learn more about our sedation dentistry options in Dublin, CA