Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Why We Would Recommend Sedation During Your Appointment?

We know that going to the dentist can be frightening for some individuals. It’s called dental phobia, and it’s something millions of Americans experience. At our practice, we use sedation to help our patients feel anxiety-free and relaxed during their treatment. If you suffer from dental phobia, we may recommend one of several types of sedation after reviewing your medical history.

Types Of Sedation Dentistry At Dentistry at University Downs

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing gas) – There are several reasons to use nitrous oxide rather than complete sedation. It has been the primary way that doctors have helped relieve patients from anxiety. The gas is administered through a face mask, and you inhale it through your nose. As the anesthetic begins to work, you’ll feel a bit groggy and desensitized. Patients who choose to use nitrous are able to resume normal daily activities by the time the treatment is finished.

Oral Sedation (Triazolam) – This is the next level of sedation, which does not require the use of needles. Oral sedation requires that you have a ride home from your appointment. You’ll want to have a family member or friend take you home.

When appropriate, we would also recommend Oral sedation + Nitrous Oxide to achieve a compounded effect.

Rest Easy About Your Treatment With Dentistry at University Downs

No matter what your dental experience has been in the past, we are confident that your experience here at Dentistry at University Downs will be a comfortable and anxiety-free one. If you suffer from dental anxiety, please give us a call at (519) 742-5654 or email us. We’re confident we have a solution that will relieve you of dental anxiety and help your experience here at Dentistry at University Downs be pleasant.