Modern dental procedures are usually pretty comfortable and pain-free. Despite this, some patients feel considerable anxiety or fear when it comes to anything related to dentists or dentistry. Fortunately, there are helpful options for this: we can use medication to relax or sedate patients for their dental visits.
While some patients are more comfortable in their dental visits using nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, there are also both oral and I.V. sedation options available as well. While all can be very safe options for making dental visits more comfortable for you, knowing your health history is very important to make sure there are no adverse reactions to the medicines.
If you think sedation dentistry will help make your dental visits a more pleasant experience for you or a loved one, please let us know and we can explain in more detail the options we have available in our office.