Did you know that about 40 million Americans suffer from dental anxiety? Sadly, this anxiety can make some people hesitant to visit the dentist. However, avoiding the dentist can be detrimental to your oral health, especially over time. Fortunately, there are a few things you could do to overcome this anxiety, including sedation dentistry.
For many patients, our team could recommend nitrous oxide, which is often referred to as laughing gas. This form of sedation dentistry is a viable option for both children and adults. This is an extremely popular option because laughing gas has few side effects and wears off quickly after treatment. If you use laughing gas, you probably won’t fall asleep, but you will be in a relaxed state for your treatment.
Oral sedation dentistry could also help. If you choose this option, you’ll take an oral medication before you come for your visit in order to be fully relaxed before treatment. However, please note that if you choose this form of sedation, you won’t be able to drive yourself home, as the effects can take more time to wear off.
Would you like to learn more about your different sedation options? If you would, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Dana Dental Arts by calling us at 605.642.7727. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide on the option that best meets your unique needs. We’re eager to hear from you soon!