Unfortunately, many people avoid going to the dentist completely because of fear and anxiety. This all-too-common “dental phobia” keeps them from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health of their mouth and smile. Luckily, here at Smiles Etcetera, our 28358 sedation dentist offers several options for patients who suffer from dental anxiety, and can help put your mind at ease during your entire procedure.
There are a variety of sedation options to help patients stay relaxed and comfortable throughout treatment, and your 28358 sedation dentist Dr. Davis can help determine the most suitable option for you. One of the most commonly used forms of conscious sedation is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Inhaled directly through the nose, nitrous oxide’s effects are nearly immediate and has the added benefit of wearing off very quickly afterwards. In some cases, oral sedatives may be prescribed to be taken in advance of your treatment. Oral sedatives can make you feel very relaxed but, with effects that can last for hours after your appointment, patients who opt for this method typically require an escort to and from the dental office. When a deeper level of relaxation is indicated, an intravenous (IV) sedative may be recommended. This type of sedation can be quickly modified to your state of consciousness and can be continued as long as necessary.
Whether you’re due for your next checkup or require more complex care, Dr. Davis is highly experienced in a wide range of dental services and can provide gentle and precise care. Prioritizing your safety and overall health is our number one concern and you can trust your 28358 sedation dentist to provide skilled and experienced care. To learn more about how sedation dentistry can make your visit more comfortable, call Smiles Etcetera today.