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're certainly 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 Dentistry
With oral conscious sedation, you are still awake during treatment. However, with the use of sedation medication you will not feel pain or discomfort during treatment, helping you relax during the procedure.
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. Needles are one of the most common fears in dentistry, so oral sedation is a popular option for anyone who's uncomfortable with them.
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.
Nitrous Oxide: Full Sedation Dentistry
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. In most cases, the mask goes on, then you wake up and the procedure is complete.
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 - no needles required. Highly-trained dental professionals will be monitoring you throughout the entire procedure, and when you wake up they will be there to help with anything you need.
If you have any concerns about visiting the dentist, speak to Embrace Dental Care about the sedation dentistry options we offer, what they entail, and how much they cost. Contact us today to arrange a checkup and we can help you address any fears you may have.