Did you know that most patients avoid getting necessary dental treatment because of anxiety? While you can’t control how you feel when you’re afraid, not getting the service you need can lead to bigger problems in the long run. Fortunately, Dorsett Dental Care offers sedation dentistry to ease your nerves so you can get the proper dental care you need.
Sedation is different than anesthesia. While general anesthesia puts you to sleep, most sedatives keep you awake during your dental procedure. Sedation is mainly used to calm dental anxiety, as it slows the brain’s activity that controls fear and anxiety. The kinds we have to offer at our office include the following:
Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas, and it’s used during most dental procedures for sedation and pain relief. It’s a safe chemical compound that’s colorless and inhaled through a mask before a treatment. Patients get a rapid rush of euphoria after breathing in laughing gas, hence the name!
Conscious sedation can help relieve dental anxiety in patients. You’ll remain awake during your dental procedure, but you won’t be as aware of what’s going on. We provide oral conscious sedation, which is something you’ll take by mouth before dental procedures that are more lengthy or extensive.
Don’t let your fear of the dentist keep you from maintaining a beautiful smile. We promise our staff will keep you fully informed and our sedation options will relax you during your dental procedure. Give us a call today if you have any questions!