Ease Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
By Santa Rosa Dental Care
April 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sedation Dentistry  

Calm all dentistry-related nerves when you choose sedation dentistry in Santa Rosa.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry offers Santa Rosa patients a way to relax and reduce dental-related anxieties while in the dentist’s chair. ThroughSedation Dentistry the use of medication, we can promote a stress-free environment so patients who would otherwise be too scared to go through with their procedure can get the oral care they need to maintain a healthy smile.

What are the different kinds of sedation dentistry available in Santa Rosa?

We offer two different kinds of sedation dentistry: oral and inhalation. The most commonly used option is oral sedation. We prescribe a mild to moderate anti-anxiety medication to be taken about a half hour before your appointment. This medication will help to reduce your stress and help you relax during your treatment. Your Santa Rosa dentist can prescribe different strengths, to coincide with your level of anxiety and the type of procedure you are having done.

The other form of sedation dentistry is inhalation, which uses nitrous oxide (or “laughing gas”) to promote instant relaxation. We will apply a mask to your face and administer a steady stream of nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen to offer euphoria during your procedure. Patients who opt for inhalation do so because the effects wear off immediately afterwards so there are no side effects.

When can sedation dentistry be used?

Many patients think that sedation dentistry is only used for dental surgery; however, it can actually be used for any dental treatment or visit. Some patients have such a severe dental phobia that they can’t even fathom coming in for a routine cleaning. These patients can opt for sedation dentistry to make their cleaning and exam easier on them. Whether you are having a root canal or just a six-month visit, you can choose sedation dentistry to calm your nerves.

Is sedation dentistry right for me?

If you have dental anxiety, and find it difficult to go to the Santa Rosa dentist, consider sedation dentistry! However, sedation dentistry can also be beneficial for more than just those with dental fears. It can also make it easier for those who have difficulty sitting in one position for long periods of time, it can make those with neck problems feel more comfortable during their procedure, and it can even be used to relax those with special needs during their visit. However, before opting for sedation dentistry it’s important to talk to Dr. Jeff first to determine whether it’s the best option for your health.

Are you interested in making your next trip to the Santa Rosa dentist stress-free? If so, be sure to let us know the next time you contact the Santa Rosa Dental Care office. Dr. Jeff wants to make sure that all your visits are a breeze!