Dental Anxiety Relief with Sedation Dentistry
It’s well known that many people fear going to the dentist. It is multiplied tenfold when maxillofacial procedures are involved. But taking care of your teeth and any facial injuries is vital to your overall wellbeing. If you need a dental or facial procedure and are avoiding help with your problem, there is a solution.
For Smaller Anxieties
You’ve probably heard of what many refer to as “laughing gas” or nitrous oxide. If you have dental anxiety it’s clearly no laughing matter and this safe method of sedation can alleviate any fears you have about your dental procedure.
Once you’ve decided to allow nitrous oxide into the equation, make sure to have a friend or family member pick you up from the dental clinic when your procedure is done. The gas will wear off quickly but not quickly enough for you to drive yourself home.
For Larger Anxieties
If you are having surgery or a more in-depth dental procedure, you may want to consider full sedation or general anesthesia. This is most commonly used for wisdom teeth removal or procedures. But today it has become an option for those with extreme fear of any dental procedure. This enables everyone to have vital procedures and surgeries no matter their anxiety level.
The Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers sedation dentistry under qualified care. For more information on how these options may be your solution to dental anxiety, contact our helpful team today