Going to the dentist’s can sometimes create a heightened state of anxiety or even fear.
As a matter of fact, there are people who have developed a (perfectly natural and understandable) phobia, a fear of dental procedures called dentophobia. They get nervous, start sweating and can even get shaky and hypersensitive, which makes the whole procedure seem more arduous (which can end up being a vicious circle).
Luckily, there are ways that you can cope with it and still maintain proper oral health.
The method we’re referring to is called sedation dentistry, and we’ll go into a bit more detail in a moment. For now, you should know that we offer sedation dentistry in Carleton Place and surrounding communities, as it is a great option for people who feel uneasy at the very thought of visiting a dentist, and especially for those who need a procedure that may involve discomfort or pain.
Let’s take a look at what this approach to sedation dentistry is all about and how it can help you stay calm during your next visit.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a method of performing dental procedures while the patient’s feelings of pain or discomfort are brought to a minimum using Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as Laughing Gas.
By using Laughing Gas, the patient’s feelings of fear, anxiety and even pain are subdued. Most patients experience a sense of calm or relaxation, and some patients even experience a sort of euphoria.
So, you won’t be unconscious, but you aren’t likely to feel a thing during the procedure, except for perhaps a slight euphoria and sometimes the need to giggle a bit (we won’t take it personally!).
What Is Used in Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas used by dentists for this procedure is a gas that you inhale through a mask, which gradually helps you start to feel better and forget about your anxieties at the dentist’s office.
That, paired with the professional care that we exhibit here at Costello Family Dental in Carleton Place, helps facilitate that dental procedure you’ve been avoiding without feeling as scared or anxious about it.
When Is Sedation Called for at the Dentist’s Office?
This laughing gas method has a wide array of uses, taking the edge off and reducing fear in the patient for procedures that are a bit more complicated and potentially involving discomfort or even slightly painful, like the removal of wisdom teeth.
Whatever it is that needs to be done, comfort and safety are our highest priorities with sedation dentistry in Carleton Place, and you can leave your worries at the door.
Leave everything else up to the highly trained professionals who won’t only take care of the procedure you need but also your fears about the procedure being painful.
Sedation Dentistry in Carleton Place
There’s finally a way to overcome your fear of the dentist and get that procedure you’ve been delaying for a while.
At Costello Family Dentistry at Carleton Place, you’ll get both the dental care you need and the care from the staff there to help you get over your anxieties and worries regarding the procedure.
Contact us today to find out more about sedation dentistry in Carleton Place, and to book your next dental appointment.