For many people, dental visits can be a nightmare due to anxiety and fear. Some people fear the tools dentists use, while others fear actual dental procedures. Conscious sedation dentistry offers a solution to dental fear and anxiety to get the dental care treatments you need. You can learn more about sedation dentistry from Dr. Yvonne Szyperski at North Bay Smiles, Petaluma, California.
Positive, Anxiety-Free Dental Visits
The purpose of sedation dentistry is to help you have calm, relaxing dental visits, regardless of your treatment. We offer several sedation options and can help you choose an option you feel comfortable with for your procedure.
Nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas) can be used for common treatments like fillings, simple tooth extraction, or root canal therapy. The gas is breathed in through a mask to help you relax during your treatment. Oral conscious sedation entails taking a sedative pill an hour or so before your visit.This pill will make you more relaxed in the dental chair while undergoing dental treatment.
Sedation dentistry makes dental care a positive experience, so you won’t be fearful of returning for follow-up visits or new treatments. It’s a safe and effective means of resolving anxiety issues over visiting a dentist.
Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Your Petaluma, California dentist may recommend sedation dentistry if you:
- have extreme fear or anxiety over visiting a dentist
- are prone to gagging
- have very sensitive teeth
- have difficulty sitting still for long treatments
- suffer from claustrophobia in close quarters like a dental office
- have physical, behavioral, or cognitive special needs
How to Overcome Fear of Dentists?
Wondering how to overcome the fear of dentists so you can benefit from professional dental care? Sedation dentistry could be the dental anxiety solution you need. To learn more about our sedation dentistry services, contact Dr. Yvonne Szyperski at our North Bay Smiles office in Petaluma, California, at (707) 306-8001.
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