Relax With Sedation Dentistry at West Pasco Family Dental

A Bit About Sedation Dentistry…

A visit to the dentist can cause fear and anxiety for some of us. Patients who experience dental phobia may postpone or avoid vital dental appointments––and multiple dental visits are simply out of the question. Neglecting your oral health can lead to tooth loss, disease, and can be detrimental to overall health. However, you can overcome dental fear with sedation dentistry options taht are available at West Pasco Family Dental.

At our office, we offer two kinds of sedation: Oral Conscious Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation involves a medication, taken orally, prior to your visit. This method allows patients to feel relaxed in the dental chair, while remaining conscious and able to answer the dentist’s questions. Although your dental procedures may take hours, you will feel as if they take only minutes. Some patients become so relaxed that they fall asleep in the dental chair. The effects of the sedative typically subside the following day.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation involves a colorless, odorless gas inhaled through a nasal mask. Many people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. We will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your safety. Once you begin breathing the gas, you will feel relaxed, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask. If nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

Who should consider sedation dentistry?

You may want to consider sedation dentistry if:

You are fearful or anxious of dental treatment and dental instruments
Local anesthetics do not have a numbing effect on you
You have a sensitive gag reflex
You suffer from any health issues, such as neck or back pain, which could lead to discomfort while sitting in a dentist’s chair

Sedation dentistry can give you the peace of mind you need in order to undergo dental work. You may enjoy better overall health, an improved self-image and better quality of life with a healthy, beautiful smile.

So if you’re ready to take that next step to overcome your dental fear or anxiety, we are here to help you! Please give us a call at West Pasco Family Dental and set up an appointment for Sedation Dentistry today!

(509) 547-9955