If you’re afraid of the dentist, you are not alone. Many people avoid the dentist for years, or even decades because of a dental phobia.
The good news is that there’s a solution you may not have heard of – sedation dentistry.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to sedate a patient and help them relax while getting their dental treatment.
It is often used for people that are scared of the dentist, afraid of needles, those with a sensitive gag reflex, or anyone that finds it very difficult to sit still for long periods of time.
What sedation options are there?
The sedation options vary by state and training of the dentist. At [practice name] in [state], we are happy to provide the options below to our patients:
- Nitrous oxide is more commonly known as “laughing gas,” and it’s a great choice for patients who need just a little extra help with feeling comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Patients inhale the gas through a mask that fits over the nose, and once it’s removed, the effects go away within minutes. This means you can even drive yourself home from your appointment!
- Oral conscious sedation is a more moderate sedation where patients are provided with a prescription and instructed to take it at a certain time before their appointment. Once the effects take hold, you should enter a deep state of relaxation while still remaining aware enough to respond to Dr. [last name]’s requests.
- IV sedation is a more advanced form of sedation that’s administered intravenously. This allows our team to control the dosage amount more easily and ensure that you’re completely at ease. Dr. [last name] has undergone advanced training in dental anesthesiology, and she’s fully licensed and certified to provide IV sedation and the rest of these helpful techniques in [state].
No Dental Insurance? No Problem!
If you don’t have insurance, the good news is that we have affordable payment options through Care Credit for almost any budget. In fact, many of our patients have no insurance at all.
CareCredit offers financing plans for health treatments with no interest and low monthly payments. There are no annual fees, setup costs, or prepayment penalties. Plans can be spread over a variety of time periods — anywhere from 6 to 60 months.
Next Step – Find Out More About Sedation Dentistry
To learn more about sedation dentistry and determine if it’s right for you, call our office at [phone] or email us at [email] to schedule a free consultation with the dentist.
Dr. [last name] has extensive training in sedation dentistry and can help you determine if it’s a good option for you.