05 Jun Calming Your Nerves With Dental Sedation
Do You Feel Nervous When You Visit Your Dentist?
When seeking treatment for an oral health problem, feelings of nervousness can compound the stress and discomfort of a problem tooth. If this sounds like you, you may be putting off receiving an examination of an issue like a toothache. Left untreated, this may indicate an infection that could grow in scope. You may find yourself having to surgically remove a tooth that if caught earlier, could have been treated with a simple filling! Instead of dealing with your anxiety by avoiding the dentist altogether, let us know about the stress a visit creates, and we can discuss your options for sedating your nerves. We provide treatments for children and adults alike to address anxiety and prevent physical discomfort.
When you discover how dental sedation can make your time in our chair pass by easily, you may discover other procedures you would not have considered in the past. With the aid of sedation, you could pursue cosmetic solutions to enhance your smile, such as the placement of dental implants to return a beautiful smile.
Sedation Dentistry Can Put You At Ease When It Is Time To Receive Care
With a variety of sedation techniques available, we are confident we can provide a comfortable experience during your procedure. Whenever we perform surgery, we administer local anesthetics that numb the affected area. To address your mental distress, we could combine this anesthetic with nitrous oxide to further relieve anxiety and reduce pain. You will simply breathe in through a mask covering your nose and quickly feel its effects. Following your procedure, your laughing gas will wear off as quickly as it took effect.
For patients who require more moderate forms of anesthesia, we offer intravenous sedation to help you fall asleep and remain unconscious during your procedure. Due to the lingering effects of your sedation, we ask that a reliable adult accompany you home from your procedure to watch over you.
Speak With Our Midlothian, VA Dental Practice About The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry
For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can reach our office in Midlothian, VA by calling (804) 354-1600.