Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?
Do you feel extremely nervous about the dentist and avoid coming to our office altogether? If this describes you, then you are not alone. Millions of Americans experience some form of dental anxiety, which keeps them from receiving the care and treatment they need for optimum oral health. When you repeatedly delay or cancel dentist visits, it creates a vicious cycle of avoidance, leading to potential dental emergencies and lengthy treatments, which brings back the nervous feelings and avoidance again. If dental anxiety is a concern for you or a loved one, we offer sedation dentistry at our office to help you get the care you need.
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?
There are a number of reasons why patients might experience fear or nervousness when it comes to dental care. Allowing nerves to get in the way of needed dental care can result in additional treatments and lengthier procedures. Sedation dentistry is beneficial to patients who suffer from issues such as:
- Past negative experiences
- Cannot sit for long periods of time
- Low tolerance for oral discomfort
- Aversions to the sights, sounds, and smells of the office
Types of Sedation We Offer
We are proud to offer two forms of sedation dentistry to our patients. Both methods allow our patients to stay in a relaxed state while remaining awake and alert during the treatments.
This is the most common form of sedation and is also commonly called laughing gas. It is an inhaled sedative that is administered during your procedure. Once the gas is removed, the effects wear off almost immediately. This method is safe for young and old patients alike. Adult patents are safe to drive to and from treatment.
This method requires an oral medication taken at home before your appointment. The effects come on gradually and last even after the procedure is over. We require that you be driven to and from the appointment for your safety.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, please contact our location in Silverdale, WA to schedule a consultation. We will further explain your options and look at your medical history to find a perfect sedation fit for your needs.