The dentists of All Smiles Dental in Clarksburg, West Virginia understand that many patients of all ages can have dental anxiety. If you are seeking a practice in the Bridgeport area that can provide an anxiety-free visit, consider an office that offers oral sedation dentistry. Sedation can ease patients and make them comfortable to obtain the dental care they need for healthy smiles!
What methods of sedation are available at our dental practice?
- Nitrous oxide. Patients with mild anxiety may prefer nitrous oxide sedation, which is also known as “laughing gas.” This method of sedation is administered through a small mask that covers your nose. You will remain awake and able to communicate with your dentist throughout the procedure.
- Oral conscious sedation. If you have moderate anxiety, you may prefer oral conscious sedation, which is a pill that you take before your appointment. This method of sedation will make you drowsy but you will still be able to respond to questions and follow directions. You will need someone to transport you back home after your appointment because the effects of the medication can last several hours.
Which sedation method is appropriate for my level of anxiety?
The best method of sedation depends on your level of anxiety. If you have mild anxiety, nitrous oxide may be a good choice as it is quick-acting and easy to administer and doesn’t require someone to drive you home after your appointment. For moderate anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be a good option since it can help you feel more relaxed during your appointment. If you have severe anxiety or other medical conditions that make sedation unsafe for you, your dentist may recommend a different treatment approach. Ultimately, the best way to determine which type of sedation is right for you is to talk with your dentist about specific concerns and preferences to make sure you find the best solution for managing your dental anxiety.
How do I learn more about obtaining anxiety-free dentistry near me?
Oral sedation is a great way to get nervous patients into the office for necessary dental work. If you often experience dental anxiety and are looking to work with a provider who takes a no-judgment approach to ensure your experience in the dental chair is a positive one, it may be time to talk to Drs. Roger Suter and Adam Boustany of All Smiles Dental. Patients in the area of Clarksburg or Bridgeport, WV can call our team at 304-623-9188 to request a visit.
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