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.
Sedation dentistry typically has very few side effects. In fact, with some types of dental sedation—such as nitrous oxide—you may not even fall asleep. Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is also a popular option because it only takes a few minutes to wear off after your treatment. Laughing gas is a sound option for both children and adults.
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.
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of sedation dentistry? Would you like to learn about other options for overcoming sedation? If so, please feel free to contact Center For Dental Rehabilitation at 602.485.0505. We look forward to hearing from you soon!