If you are one of the millions of people who waits until the pain is unbearable to schedule a dental appointment, it’s time to call and talk to a team member from the Dental Views. Dental anxiety is real and only makes things worse.
Thanks to sedation dentistry in both Arizona and Southern California, you won’t have to worry about dental anxiety.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
According to your dentist in Arizona, there are three types of dental sedation, oral, inhalation, and IV sedation. All three help control anxiety when you are in the dentist’s chair.
Oral Dental Sedation
Oral sedatives are simple and don’t require needles. The Dental Views explains that you will be given a medication in pill form that you will take about 60 minutes before your dental appointment.
Oral sedation eliminates dental fear and keeps you relaxed throughout your appointment. You will need to have someone take you to and from your appointment because you will be sedated,
Laughing Gas for Dental Anxiety
Called laughing gas, Nitrous oxide is the most common form of sedation for dental anxiety. The oxygen and nitrous oxide are colorless, will not irritate your mouth or nose, and has no smell.
Once you start inhaling the gas through a mask, which is hooked up to a machine and hose, you will be completely relaxed. However, you are fully aware and conscious while you are under. Recovery is immediate allowing you to get back to your normal activities.
The Dental Views explains that IV sedation is used for people who have serious dental anxiety, but is also used for patients that are having multiple dental procedures during the same appointment.
This type of sedation is constantly monitored throughout your time in the dental chair and administered through a blood vessel. Once the procedure is over you will have little if any memory of your dental treatment or treatments.
The Dental Views for Dental Anxiety
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are probably aware that leaving things alone will only make them worse. Consequently, small cavities become larger ones requiring larger fillings and/or dental crowns.
Bleeding, swollen, and red gums usually indicate gum disease. If you suffer from gingivitis, or the more serious periodontal disease it is imperative that you see your Southern California dentist as soon as possible. Gum disease is the number one reason adults lose their teeth.