Did you know there is a highly effective oral health care treatment designed to help deal with stress and anxiety that comes with visiting your dentist? If you suffer from any form of dental anxiety in which you are stressed or afraid of visiting your dentist office, sedation dentistry can help you.
Not only is sedation dentistry designed to help treat individuals suffering from dental anxiety, it will also help to allow your dentist to administer an oral health care treatment that is pain-free, easily and effectively. Sedation dentistry can be as simple as a gas treatment to help calm your nerves up to a deep sedative designed to put you asleep.
Gas sedation via nitrous oxide is one of the most popular sedatives, as it is the only form of sedation dentistry that is safe enough to allow a patient to drive themselves immediately home after treatment. For stronger forms of treatment, oral sedatives and intravenous sedations can be used. Oral sedatives typically take an hour to kick in whereas sedatives that are introduced directly into your bloodstream are nearly instantaneous. For the deepest levels of sedation, general anesthesia can be applied to put a patient to sleep, during which time a treatment or surgery can be administered without fear of the patient waking up.
You may be at an increased risk for dental anxiety or in need of sedation dentistry. All Family Dental is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Richard Timm and our team at our dentist office in Oakdale, Minnesota, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 651.222.9715. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with our help now.