We want to make your dental visit pain free! Talk to us about sedation dentistry!
Are you someone who is nervous about going to the dentist to have treatment done? Or maybe it’s not fear, but your teeth are really sensitive? Believe us when we tell you, you are not alone! According to a recent study done by the British Dental Health Foundation, 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear – which equates to about 30 million to 40 million people. If you are one of those people who has anxiety or a phobia about seeing a dentist, we have several options available to help give you peace of mind!
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is a dental procedure which uses “medication” to help patients relax and feel pain-free during their treatment.
At Oakton Family Dentistry, we offer several methods to help keep you relaxed and pain-free:
- Anesthesia: Used to numb your teeth and gums by blocking pain to help you relax.
- Nitrous Oxide: “laughing gas.” Used to relax you, help you feel calm, and block pain while keeping you conscious. Nitrous Oxide has minimal side effects and leaves the body rapidly, so it’s a great option for patients who need to drive after treatment.
- Oral Sedation: A deeper sedation procedure which allows you to relax and helps block pain. Used to create a comfortable experience while maintaining a level of consciousness.
36% of Americans, who don’t see a dentist regularly, said that fear was the main reason. We will make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, anxiety-free, and pain-free – before, during and after your visit. Sedation Dentistry is a safe and viable option for anyone who is nervous or fearful about seeing a Dentist. See how Oakton Family Dentistry can help make your visit pain free. Call us today!