Does just the thought of going to the dentist cause you to become tense? Is your child always upset when it’s time for their dental appointment? At Infinity Dental Care, we do our best to help every patient feel completely comfortable from check-in to checkout, and for particularly nervous smiles, we’re happy to offer sedation dentistry. The techniques outlined below have been used for decades and enable us to calm racing minds as well as prevent patients from feeling any pain while in the chair. With them, we can instantly take the stress out of someone’s dental care so a patient can enjoy a relaxing appointment every single time.
If you experience mild to moderate dental anxiety whenever you come in for an appointment, your dentist at Infinity Dental Care can actually prescribe you a pill to take before your visit that should make any persistent nerves virtually disappear. Once in the chair, you’ll be deeply sedated, but you’ll likely remain awake and be able to respond to basic commands. Time will seem to fly by very quickly, and you’ll probably have little to no memory of your visit afterward, making it practically seem like a dream.
Nitrous oxide sedation is perfect for adults and children alike who just need a little help to “take the edge” off of their dental nerves. A patient simply breathes in the odorless gas mixed with oxygen through a small nasal mask, and within moments, it will help any tension leave the body. The mask remains on for the entire appointment, and once it’s removed, a patient should feel completely normal in a few minutes. This means they can go straight back to their day without any residual drowsiness.