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Often patients put off the dental care they need, due to a fear of the dentist. This can lead to cavities and other issues that could have been prevented with consistent dental check-ups. If you find yourself in a situation like this and struggle with anxiety even through short dental visits, consider sedation dentistry! Sedation dentistry can help you feel completely relaxed throughout your entire visit and makes your appointment seem as though it was only a few minutes long. You’ll be amazed when you hear Dr. Nolan telling you the visit is already over! Leave worry behind and begin your journey to a healthier smile by taking advantage of sedation dentistry. Give us a call today for a Free Consultation!
Sedation can be given in pill form, through an IV or with nitrous oxide (known as laughing gas) with the use of a face mask. Depending on the type of treatment you will be receiving, Dr. Nolan can help determine which sedation would be best.
With nitrous oxide, sedation will only last throughout your appointment. As soon as your visit is complete, Dr. Nolan will remove the mask and the sedation will start to wear off within minutes. With oral and IV sedation, the effects last longer and you will need to bring along someone who can drive you home after your visit.
Sedation dentistry helps you feel deeply relaxed and at ease. Sedation helps take the anxiety away and keeps surrounding sounds and smells from bothering you. You may feel drowsy and may remember only moments from your appointment or not remember the appointment at all. Sedation dentistry helps the appointment seem as if it was only a few minutes!
Yes, if you need numbing or pain medicine before the procedure, this can be given along with the sedation. You will be at ease and comfortable throughout the entire visit.
Yes, many patients who have suffered from dental anxiety are finally able to relax through their visits, and now are comfortable making appointments to maintain their healthy smile! Sedation dentistry can also make the difference for you!
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