Does the thought of visiting a dentist make you cringe? Wishing there was a way you could get the dental care you need while having a comfortable, relaxing experience at the dentist? At Westbrook Village Dental, we understand the dental anxiety is a very real thing and are proud to offer sedation dentistry in Peoria, AZ for those who need a bit more help relaxing in the dental chair.
When it comes to treating dental anxiety with sedation dentistry, there are various options available depending upon the patient’s level of fear.
Laughing gas sedation is wonderful for patients who experience mild to moderate dental anxiety and is administered using a tiny face mask which is placed over the nose. Laughing gas provides a relaxed experience while the patient can communicate and follow directions. Following treatment, laughing gas sedation quickly wears off, allowing the patient to continue their daily activities.
For those with more moderate to severe anxiety, oral sedation dentistry may be recommended. With oral sedation dentistry, medication is prescribed prior to treatment (typically an anti-anxiety medication) and is taken prior to arriving. Although oral sedation allows the patient to communicate and follow directions, it does not wear off following treatment, and it is required the patient has a ride home.
For those with severe dental anxiety, IV sedation dentistry may be recommended. IV sedation is administered intravenously, and the effects can be almost instant. Many patients report no memory of their treatment whatsoever and the effects do not quickly wear off. IV sedation dentistry also requires the patient to have a ride following their dental care.
Not sure which sedation dentistry option is right for you? Feel free to ask during your next appointment at Westbrook Village Dental. We would be happy to discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry and schedule your next appointment.
Interested in sedation dentistry for your next appointment at Westbrook Village Dental? Contact us today. We’d be happy to get you on our schedule.