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Can Sedation Dentistry Help Ease My Anxiety?

December 17, 2022 8:00 am

Many patients suffer from dental anxiety. The discomfort of dental anxiety can make patients want to avoid the dentist. However, delaying dental visits and treatments can lead to serious dental problems. Alma Dental Care does all we can to help ease patients’ dental anxiety so patients can get the oral healthcare they need! We offer relaxing patient amenities, such as pillows, blankets, TVs in our treatment rooms, movie glasses, and headphones, as well as dental sedation.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the administration of medication that puts you at ease during treatment. You may even feel relaxed enough to drift off asleep. Typically, sedation dulls your memory of the sights and sounds of your visit to help you feel calm and less stressed.

There are several types of sedation dentistry, including: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Alma Dental Care offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide is safe for nearly every patient and does not have any lingering effects after treatment so patients can go normally throughout the rest of their day. Oral sedation involves a prescribed pill taken before your visit. This kind of sedation requires patients to have a ride to and from their appointment since they will experience mental fog for several hours.

Who Can Get Sedation Dentistry?

You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you get fearful or anxious about dental visits, experience difficulty getting numb, have a sensitive gag reflex, or need complex dental treatment. Dr. Serrano will evaluate your past and current health to select the best type of sedation for you.

Dental Sedation in Petaluma, CA

Is dental anxiety currently keeping you from visiting the dentist? Alma Dental Care can help ease your fears with relaxing dental sedation. Please contact our office to learn more about how we can help make your visit enjoyable and less stressful!

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