It is no secret that a significant part of the population has a fear of attending the dentist. Even if the thought of the simplest treatment fills you with anxiety, there is no reason to feel embarrassed. You are not alone. With comfort dentistry from Embrace Dental Care, we are invested in the oral health care of our patients. We offer a range of sedation dentistry options designed to meet the specific needs of our patients.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation, you are still awake during treatment. However, with the use of sedation medication you will feel much more relaxed. You will not feel pain or discomfort during treatment, and all your fears will evaporate during your time in the dentist’s chair. As the name suggests, oral conscious sedation does not require the use of needles. Instead, you will be given medication a short time before treatment which will cause you to relax or become drowsy.
There are a number of options for oral conscious sedation, which we will discuss with you before any treatment is carried out. At Embrace Dental Care, we take pride in getting to know our patients. We will regularly check your medical history, including any medications you are taking, to ensure we recommend the best oral conscious sedation for you.
Laughing gas, as it is popularly known, is a form of sedation commonly used in dentistry. Patients are often so relaxed and drowsy that they have no recollection of treatment. The nitrous oxide gas is delivered by a qualified dental professional, so you will be safe at all times throughout your procedure. The gas is administered through a mask which covers your nose and allows you to inhale the sedative while you breathe.
If you have any concerns about visiting the dentist, speak to Embrace Dental Care about the sedation dentistry options we offer. Contact us today to arrange a checkup and we can help you address any fears you may have.