Dental anxiety is real, as is difficulty sitting in the dentist’s chair for prolonged periods or an intense fear of needles. Many patients, no matter their age, suffer from an inability to visit the dentist because of fear or another similar reason. Unfortunately, the effects of dental anxiety can lead to neglecting oral health, which can eventually lead to serious problems developing throughout the body. With sedation dentistry in Sedona, though, we can minimize the effects of fear, anxiety, and worry and instead, focus on treating your smile for a brighter future. Call us to find out if you need sedation dentistry.
If oral conscious sedation is what is recommended, you’ll be pleased to learn that all it requires is that you take a prescribed medicine before arriving for your dental appointment. You’ll likely be required to have someone escort you to and from your visit, but oral conscious sedation is highly effective in keeping you calm and relaxed throughout your appointment.
As the mildest form of sedation available, nitrous oxide is also referred to as laughing gas. When inhaled through a nasal mask, you begin to feel almost euphoric. You enter into a calming and comfortable environment that allows our team to complete the necessary work while you remain in a state of peace. And the best part is that once the mask is removed, the effects immediately begin to dissipate, so you can drive yourself home afterward.