At NeoSmile Dental Care, we always go out of our way to make sure our patients feel completely comfortable from check-in to checkout. For those who need a little extra help to relax in the chair, sedation dentistry offers a safe and proven way to get rid of any lingering dental nerves. We can use sedation with children and adults alike for any procedure they might need, ensuring that whenever someone comes to see us, they can do so without worry. Do you think sedation would help at you or your child’s next appointment? If so, give us a call to discuss your options.
Dentists from around the world have used nitrous oxide for over 100 years to soothe anxious dental patients, and the reason we still have it today is simple: it works! After breathing in the gas through a small nasal mask for a few minutes, a patient will quickly feel any tension flush out of their body. We can adjust the level of nitrous oxide someone receives throughout their appointment, and once the mask is removed, they will be able to instantly go back to their day without any lingering effects.
For patients with more severe dental phobia or who are in need of a complicated procedure, their dentist can prescribe them a medication to take on the day of their appointment that will help them become relaxed both inside and out. Once in the chair, a patient will remain awake and be able to respond to basic commands, and the appointment will seem to fly by very quickly. Afterward, many have little to no memory of their visit, which is just perfect for some patients!