Sedation Dentistry At Plume Dental
Fear of visiting the dentist is one of the most common types of phobias. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help put you at ease, whether you're having your teeth cleaned or you need a filling. Here at Plume Dental, we offer nitrous oxide as a form of sedation to help calm your nerves and make your procedure more comfortable.
When you are afraid of dental treatment, your guard goes up and your pain threshold goes down; anticipating that something will hurt makes you hypersensitive to every sensation — even sound. If this describes your experience in the dental chair, then you might benefit from sedation dentistry that can be administered during your visit to make that anxiety melt away.
Before any particular sedative is recommended, you will be asked to provide your complete health history, including any medications you are currently taking — both prescription and over-the-counter. It is also important to know if you smoke or drink. On the day of your treatment, you may need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment as certain medications take time to wear off.
Sedation Helps Reduce Stress
Your sedation dentist at Plume Dental will help you relax during your visit by offering nitrous oxide to relieve your feelings of anxiety and help you feel calm during your examination or treatment.
Although many people who have dental phobia say that they're afraid of the dentist, what most are actually afraid of is experiencing pain. Whether you had a bad experience at the dentist when you were young, or your phobia is more recent, sedation will not only help you feel more relaxed but will also increase your tolerance to pain. In fact, less anesthesia may be needed when you're under sedation.
Less Frequent Appointments
Often when a patient has a dental phobia, only a small amount of work can be done in one visit before they become overwhelmed. A visit that normally takes an hour may have to be broken up into two or three shorter visits. When you take advantage of sedation dentistry, you'll be able to handle that hour-long appointment and won't need to return to the dentist's office until your next checkup.
Take Advantage of Our Sedation Services!
If you have a dental phobia,
the sights, sounds, and smells of the dentist's office can make you
feel nervous and fearful. When you choose sedation, those things
won't bother you. After a positive experience, you may feel a little
more confident about returning to us for your next visit.