Sedation Dentistry: Sit Back and Relax!
It’s not uncommon for people to visit our Fayetteville dentist office and tell us how scared they are of having dental work. We don’t take it personally, it’s just that many people have a history of uncomfortable experiences or sensitive teeth that make it difficult to relax for their procedure.
That’s why we offer safe and comfortable sedation options to help calm your anxiety. Depending on the extent of your needs and the type of treatment you’ll be having done, you can select between oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide. Both are appropriate options for all ages, and allow you to:
- Endure longer or more complex procedures
- Calm your mind, so that you don’t have to be scared
- Give you the chance to “nap” throughout the entire procedure
- Sit for a longer period of time
- Tune out everything going on around you
- Reduce sensitivity or pain
At Fayetteville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can choose between one of the two types of sedatives:
Oral Conscious Sedation
We will prescribe a medication to take about an hour before your procedure. Although you will still be awake, you will feel like you’re taking a light nap. However, you’ll still be able to respond to simple instructions or questions. The medication wears off after just a few hours.
Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)
Nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that makes you feel tingly and lessens your sensitivity to pain. It takes just a few minutes to start working and reverses just as quickly once it’s turned off.
If you’ve been putting off any type of dental treatment because you’re worried about the way it will feel, then sedation may be an excellent way to overcome your fear! Treating your smile sooner will reduce the extent of restoration necessary and keep the cost of your procedure lower over the course of time. Call our Fayetteville sedation dentists today for more information.