We understand the fears or anxiety that comes with a visit to the dentist. Don’t worry, we offer a range of services to help quell any reservations you may have.
Our dental professionals will work with you to find out what the best sedation option is for you. Our services include:
Local anesthesia is typically administered through an injection. After a few minutes, the anesthesia will numb the area surrounding the injection site. This will allow your dentist to perform a procedure while you’re awake but free from pain.
Oral sedation is administered through pills or liquid, which is taken orally. The effects of the drugs will usually leave you drowsy and free of anxiety. This type of sedation will allow you to remain awake during your procedure, but depending on the dosage, you may not even remember it.
Laughing gas is the most widely used sedative among dental practices because of its ease of administration, effectiveness and quick recovery. It is typically administered through a mask that the patient will wear over their nose. The laughing gas won’t put you to sleep, but it will help you feel relaxed. You’ll still be able to hear and respond to anything your dentist says. The effects of the laughing gas will usually wear-off as soon as the mask comes off.
Let your dentist know about any fears of anxiety you may have. Don’t let them get in the way of your oral health!
To discuss your options, contact our friendly staff at 615-257-0772 to schedule an appointment.