Having a dental fear is not as uncommon as you might think. Millions of Americans experience some level of dental anxiety.
While it might not make you feel better to know that you have company when it comes to dental phobia, it might help you to know that at Campus Family Dental, we offer solution for fearful patients so that they can have the dentistry they need to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful.
Mild Sedation Dentistry Using Nitrous Oxide
If you have a mild form of anxiety and just want to take the edge off while you are with us, nitrous oxide provides a solution for many patients who cannot spend the rest of the day waiting for stronger forms of sedation to wear off. We use a small nose mask to deliver nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen and we can control the nitrous oxide throughout your treatment.
Once your treatment is over, we will discontinue nitrous oxide and you will feel completely normal within a few minutes. It will be safe for you to drive home and head back to work or school.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
If you have difficulty getting numb, significant dental anxiety, or a strong gag reflex, you might consider oral sedation dentistry to make your appointment more comfortable and relaxing.
Anxiety about dentistry can make it difficult for you to get numb because adrenaline and other stress hormones interfere with the the action of the numbing medication. Oral sedation allows even the most anxious patients to become numb so they can enjoy pain-free dentistry.
Oral sedation also helps reduce your gag reflex so you can receive dental work toward the back of your mouth. Many patients really appreciate this feature of sedation because it reduces discomfort and the urge to gag considerably – even completely for some patients!
Dr. Brandt Finney will administer prescription medication here in our office and allow time for it to take effect. We will monitor your vitals throughout your treatment, making sure you respond well to the medication.
After your appointment, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you as you rest and recover. By the next morning, you should be able to resume normal activities, if you are feeling up to it.
Do You Want to Learn More about Stress-Free Dentistry?
Contact us to learn how we can help you get the dental treatment you need without fear and anxiety. Our team is experienced at helping even the most nervous patients have a positive experience with personalized patient care and experienced sedation dentistry.