If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, have had negative experiences when visiting the dentist or simply feel nervous about your treatment, our dentists and team may recommend relaxation dentistry. Relaxation dentistry is also a good option for individuals who have trouble getting numb or who have a sensitive gag reflex.
Relaxation dentistry involves the use of special medications to help you feel calmer and more at ease during your visit. There are several types of relaxation dentistry available, ranging from mild sedatives that simply help you relax to deeper forms of sedation that will cause you to fall asleep. Our dentists will review your options with you to ensure that you receive the form of sedation that is right for you. Common types of relaxation dentistry include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation.
Relaxation dentistry is designed to help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our team will carefully monitor you throughout your visit to ensure that you are safe and that you remain comfortable. Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you may need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment.
We welcome you to call us for more information about relaxation dentistry and schedule a consultation with our caring dentists.