Count yourself lucky if you always visit a dentist without an ounce of hesitancy. About 30% of the patients with dental fear aren’t that lucky. These patients find it stressful to see a dentist, even for a simple procedure such as a dental cleaning. Regrettably, dental fear keeps you from receiving routine dental care, compromising your overall dental health. Fortunately, you don’t have to be part of this statistic. At North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, California, we are specially trained to take the stress out of your smile with sedation dentistry.
Combat dental phobia with sedation dentistry
Like most procedures, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and her team always like giving patients alternatives to choose options they are comfortable with. With this in mind, here are the sedation dentistry options we offer to our clients:
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
If you have mild anxiety, laughing gas can be an excellent option to get rid of your dental fear. This sedation is administered through a gas mask, and you simply breathe normally when undergoing the procedure. This sedation is mild and often wears out when the mask is removed. As a result, you can drive yourself home or to the office after leaving the treatment chair.
Oral conscious sedation
This treatment involves taking a pill an hour or so before the procedure. Depending on the dosage, it can help combat low to moderate dental fear. This sedation calms your nerves, making you remain relaxed as the dentist works on you. Even though you remain conscious throughout the procedure, you will have little to no memory of the treatment details.
Since patients feel groggy after taking the pill, you must have someone drive you to and from the dental office.
Win the battle against dental phobia
Whether it’s a lengthy or straightforward procedure, dental phobia prevents you from accessing the dental care you need. Luckily, sedation dentistry in Petaluma, CA, helps you overcome dental fear, keeping you relaxed even when undergoing lengthy procedures. Want to try sedation dentistry? Please dial (707) 306-8001 to book an appointment with North Bay Smiles.
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