Is it a sign of weakness to have dental anxiety? Not at all. We know that visiting the dentist has the necessary ingredients for anxiety: fear of the unknown, vulnerability, and the risk of physical discomfort. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to take control of your dental anxiety.
Whether you have dental anxiety or sensitivity, there is an accessible solution that can make it go away: sedation dentistry. It uses techniques that actually turn off the part of the brain that causes anxiety. It can make visits to the dentist relaxing and calm. Imagine that!
Types of Sedation Available Near You
There are different levels of anxiety and sensitivity, so there are levels of sedation to serve each need. These include:
- Laughing Gas (Mild Anxiety): This is a colorless, tasteless gas. Using it is as simple as breathing. You’ll very quickly start to feel calmer and happier, making your visit easy. It’s a well-established treatment, and it disappears from your system in moments after your appointment. You can even drive afterwards.
- Oral Sedation (Moderate Anxiety): Can you swallow a pill? That’s all you do for oral sedation. A powerful prescription drug will calm the fear centers in your brain and make sure you have a painless, relaxing experience. Make sure to have a ride home afterward with a friend or family member.
Some dental centers also offer an intravenous (IV) dosage of anxiety medication for severe anxiety or sensitivity. However, oral sedation or laughing gas is usually enough to calm the average patient.
Enjoy the Benefits of Relaxed, Efficient Sedation Dentistry
If you procrastinate and avoid dental services out of anxiety or apprehension, you’re among millions of other Americans. But with sedation dentistry, you no longer have to dread your dental appointments; you’ll be able to relax and feel fully comfortable in our office.
Just call Dr. Rosenfeld’s office to let us know you need sedation dentistry for your next appointment. We want you to have the best possible experience in our office, so we’re always happy to provide sedation dentistry as needed!