At Delta Dental Offices, our dentist offers dental sedation to help patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we have a few techniques at our disposal to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures.
At Delta Dental Offices, we do everything in our power to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. Along with offering dental sedation options, we are committed to working at your pace, taking breaks when you need them, and providing calm reassurance as required.
Our dentists can help you decide if dental sedation is right for you.
Do you experience anxiety before attending your dental appointments? You are certainly not alone. Often, even patients who see the dentist regularly can feel anxious about it.
If you get significantly nervous about dental procedures, or you have time constraints, require complex treatment, or have a severe gag reflex, we may recommend nitrous oxide sedation.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
When inhaled through the mouth and nose, nitrous oxide calms patients. However, they remain awake and able to communicate. The medication also tends to increase pain threshold, lessen anxiety, make time pass more quickly and reduce gag reflex.
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
Please ask our team about sedation dentistry if any of the following points apply to you:
- High anxiety about dental treatment
- Strong gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Sensitivity to touch, smells, sights and sounds
- TMJ issues - difficulty opening mouth
- Fear of needles or pain
- Difficulty getting numb with local anesthetic