Dental care is terrifying for many people. We see patients every day who are completely in control of every other aspect of their lives, but when it comes to a dental appointment, they are shaking in their boots! In fact, statistics show that about half of American adults don’t even go to the dentist regularly, and most of those causes are out of fear! This dental anxiety can keep someone from getting the dental care that they need, so we are taking a stand against dental fear and anxiety by offering a variety of sedation options to our fearful patients.
Probably the most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide gas, or laughing gas. Laughing gas helps the patient relax while we perform a procedure. It is ideal for minor cases of dental anxiety or minor dental procedures.
Oral sedation is a pill that you can take about an hour before a procedure to help yourself relax while in the dental chair. Oral sedation requires that you have a friend drive you to and from your appointment. This sedation is deeper than nitrous oxide and is ideal for patients with moderate anxiety.
Our deepest form of sedation is given through an IV. We are in complete control of the level of sedation you will be given. You can be under light or heavy sedation, or we can adjust the sedation while you are having your procedure! This form of sedation is perfect for patients with severe dental anxiety or a complicated dental procedure.
No matter what you need from sedation, we are able to offer it to you at our Carrollton dental office. We can tailor-make a sedation plan for you and the procedure you are going to experience. There’s never a reason to let fear stand in the way of you getting the dental care you need! Contact us today to set up your appointment, and let us show you how relaxed you can be while in our chair!