Even though there is an expectation of some anxious feelings about coming to the dentist, there are patients who experience a heightened level of trepidation. If you feel you are such a person, we invite you to give us a try. We provide sedation dentistry to help calm and relax you. Anxiety should not be a deterrent to getting the dental care you need in order to maintain oral health. We can help you overcome your anxious feelings so that you can undergo dental procedures without feelings of fear.
Sedation does not necessarily mean you need to be put to sleep. With oral conscious sedation, you remain awake; however, the feelings of nervousness are greatly reduced. You can sit back and relax while your dental work is being done. You will take an oral medication before your appointment to feel more relaxed during the procedure. It is important to make plans to have someone drive you home after your appointment. Although the effects of the sedation will wear off, it is not advisable for you to operate any machinery, including a car after oral sedation.
You breathe in the precisely titrated and monitored laughing gas/oxygen mixture which creates an overall relaxed and calming feeling during the procedure. Soon after the procedure is completed, you will feel normal again. This type of sedation is an excellent choice for patients who want to feel more at ease during the appointment.
Before any sedation is administered, we will need a comprehensive health history and a list of all medications and supplements you are taking. If you need a little help to relax during your treatment, contact The Grove Family Dentistry today for more information about our sedation dentistry options or to schedule your appointment.