Do you suffer from anxiety before and during dental appointments? Does it ever get in the way of you attending dental appointments? If so, you're not alone! In fact, as many as 60% of patients experience fear while in the dentist's chair. Of course, you never have to be concerned about pain with our gentle dental team, but we do have a solution to help put your mind at ease!
Sedation dentistry is recommended to patients of all ages who have special healthcare needs. If you or your child do, we are happy to offer light or moderate sedation to help make the appointment more comfortable.
Dental Arts of Mountain View offers the very best sedation dentistry services in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Palo Alto, and beyond. because we tailor treatment plans directly to the patient.
We offer the following levels of sedation at our Mountain View dental office:
- Laughing Gas
- Oral Conscious Sedation
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
As mentioned, sedation dentistry is designed for patients who suffer from anxiety in the dental chair, or for those who have special healthcare needs that make sitting through dental procedures difficult. With this service, you can enjoy all of the amenities and the superior dental care at our Mountain View dental office, free from worry.
Here are some of the common advantages associated with sedation dentistry:
- Anxiety is alleviated.
- Few side effects.
- More can be accomplished during each visit.
- No needles.
- No pain.
- Perfectly safe.
Types Of Sedation Dentistry
Dental Arts of Mountain View offers the following types of sedation dentistry:
Laughing gas has been widely used in dentistry for nearly two centuries. It is a mild sedative that is administered while the procedure is underway via a comfortable nose hood.
Its primary effect is temporary mood elevation. It also relieves any pain felt by the patient and decreases anxiety. Some patients feel a tingling or numbness while it is being administered, but there are no significant side effects.
Oral Conscious Sedation
This form of sedation is for those who need a more robust alternative to laughing gas. Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill or syrup and usually takes at least 30 minutes to take effect. If you take it, you will be conscious during the procedure, but likely will not remember noises, smells, and any sensation of pain.
Please note, if you opt for oral conscious sedation, you will need a trusted relative, friend, or caregiver to drive you both to and from the appointment.
Want To Learn More About Your Sedation Dentistry Options?
If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, call our Mountain View dental office today.
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