Don't let dental anxiety stop you from going to the dentist!
At Smile Symphony we understand that many people have a fear or dislike of going to the dentist. Part of that reason is because of the discomfort they may feel during dental procedures. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry in our family practice.
Dental sedation is the process by which we relax you prior to your dental appointment using oral medication or nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or a combination of the two. Depending on your needs and medical background, other sedation options may be available
When we use oral sedation, either we or your physician will prescribe a short-acting relaxing medication that you can take a few hours prior to your dental appointment. For some patients, we have them take the medication the night before the appointment as well, so they can sleep comfortably.
Important: if you are taking oral sedation prior to your dental appointment, you should not drive. If we decide to use oral sedation, we will provide you with instructions.
Nitrous Oxide is also known as laughing gas, and it's one of the best methods of relaxing someone during a dental appointment because it starts to work quickly, and it wears off quickly. Thus, if you are treated with Nitrous Oxide during your appointment, you will be able to return to work and you will be able to drive.
Absolutely. With oral sedation and/or Nitrous Oxide you will always be breathing on your own. You will be awake during the entire procedure, and you will be aware of your surroundings. Remember, these treatment methodologies only serve to relax you during treatment and lessen your anxiety.
Regardless of how much fear you have of the dentist, rest assured that we can help you, and you can have dental care without the anxiety.
With sedation dentistry, we can help our patients overcome the anxiety they have about getting their dental treatment completed. This helps you have needs addressed when they are simpler and more affordable to correct. Many of our patients prefer to complete as much of their treatment as possible in one visit reducing the number of trips that you have to make to our office.
Ask for sedation during your next treatment appointment. Contact Smile Symphony today.