Whether it’s the sounds that are associated with a dental office, a previous uncomfortable experience, or any other reason causing the symptom, Dental Now 14 understands that some patients are fearful of having important dental work done. Because we care not only about your oral health, but also about you as an individual, we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry to any patient seeking a more comfortable dental experience.
Many times, anxiety is made worse because patients believe they are alone in feeling their fear. At Dental Now 14, you’re never alone. We’ve helped countless patients achieve the smiles of their dream and their optimum oral health through the gentle and compassionate care we extend to every patient. Some of the most common fears that patients have shared with us include:
We want to assure you that whatever the reason, Dental Now 14 will not take your concern lightly and we will patiently work within your thresholds to ensure that your experience is as pain-free and stress-free as possible.
When you visit our office for your initial consultation to discuss your dental anxiety and the treatment plan for your dental work, we’ll also determine which form of sedation dentistry is most suited for your needs. The three most common types of sedation dentistry are oral sedation, nitrous sedation, and general anesthesia.
Oral sedation is just what it sounds like. We will prescribe an oral medication, usually a pill, that you’ll pick up form your personal pharmacy and take right before your appointment to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. You will remain alert throughout the procedure so you’ll be able to respond to questions from our staff, but you’ll also be relaxed enough to not be overly concerned with what is going on around you.
Nitrous sedation, also commonly called laughing gas, is breathed through a mask and helps patients feel comfortable, relaxed, and sometimes even giddy. Like oral sedation, you will remain conscious during the procedure so you can answer questions that our dental staff may ask in the course of your treatment, but the effects will wear off immediately when treatment stops.
General anesthesia is the heaviest form of oral sedation, and is most commonly reserved for surgical procedures. Because it is administered intravenously, patients are completely asleep with breathing and vitals monitored at all times by our board-certified anesthesia staff.
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry or would like to make a consultation appointment to discuss treatment options, we invite you to call Dental Now 14 today to make an appointment. There is no better time than now to regain control of your oral health, and the doctors and staff at Dental Now 14 will be your understanding and caring partners every step of the way!