If you avoid going to the dentist because you have anxiety, fear or phobias of the dental office, just know that you are not the only one. Millions of Americans avoid going to the dentist out of fear every single year, putting them at higher risk of developing dental disease and overlooking important aspects of their oral and overall health. With powerful, safe and effective sedation options at Amaze Dental, you no longer have to suffer with anxiety just to get your treatments completed.
If you suffer from moderate to severe levels of dental fear or anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be the most ideal option for you. This method of sedation is taken orally several hours before your treatment, allowing the sedative’s effects to take hold. Once you arrive at the dental office, you should be fully relaxed and prepared to receive care. Before and after treatment, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the dental office.
For those with more mild cases of anxiety or fear, nitrous oxide may be a more appropriate option. This gaseous substance combines nitrous and oxygen, which is then administered through a nasal mask that is worn throughout treatment. Regardless of the type of sedation you receive, you’ll be awake and able to talk with the dentist as needed. Since the sedative’s effects are fast-acting, you can simply show up, receive your treatment, and continue your routine activities for the rest of the day!