Dental anxiety is not a joke. In fact, many people avoid dental procedures altogether due to fear. If going to the dentist makes you nervous, consider sedation dentistry. Your dentist will be able to give you a gentle medication to help you relax during the procedure. We offer two different types of sedation here at Sima Dental. Keep reading to learn if one of them is right for you.
Oral sedation is a great option for people who want to relax during their dental procedure but still want to be conscious. For oral sedation, your dentist will give you a pill to take before the procedure. While this pill will make you calm and drowsy, it will not make you feel like you are losing control. Because it can take time for oral sedation to wear off, it is important that you bring someone with you to drive you home after your procedure.
Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, is another common type of sedation. Nitrous Oxide is administered through a mask. Just like oral sedation, patients will remain conscious with this method of sedation. It tends to produce feelings of happiness that will make you feel good during your procedure. Unlike oral sedation, nitrous oxide wears off quickly.
Scheduling an Appointment
At Sima Dental, we understand dental anxiety. Call us today to schedule a procedure using one of our safe and effective sedation methods.