Many adults neglect dental work for fear of going to the dentist. Putting off integral teeth cleanings and other dental work can negatively affect your oral health. In fact, it can make the problem much worse than before, which can result in extensive dental care.
At Wildflower Dental, our compassionate team understands how debilitating dental anxiety can be. To help ease dental anxiety and alleviate your fears, we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry has helped several adults to get much needed dental work and improve their oral health.
At our Sun City, AZ location, we provide the following sedation dentistry options:
Laughing gas is a unique gas compound that can dull your awareness. It is nicknamed “laughing gas” because many people experience a sense of euphoria when they are under it. It may make them laugh, giggle, or feel incredibly happy. Laughing gas is administered through a special mask.
Once you’ve received the gas, you should be less aware of your surroundings, but still conscious enough to hold a conversation and respond to Dr. Cho. The benefit of laughing gas is that its effects are completely reversible. By simply flushing out the gas with oxygen, your symptoms should disperse. Many patients report feeling back to normal once the gas has left their system. With laughing gas, you can have a positive dental appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. Shortly before your dental appointment, Dr. Cho will instruct you to take the pill to begin its sedative effects. You should still be conscious after taking the pill, but your awareness should be severely numbed. Often, the pill makes it so that you won’t remember anything from your dental procedure.
Please make sure you have a ride to and from your dental appointment as it is dangerous to drive under the influence of oral conscious sedation. Its effects tend to last a few hours but should disappear within a day. Take oral conscious sedation to ease your worries so you can have an effective and efficient dental appointment.
Intravenous sedation is a chairside sedation dentistry option. Dr. Cho and his team will administer a powerful sedative through an IV. IV sedation is especially helpful for those who have extreme dental anxiety. The benefit of IV sedation is that Dr. Cho can easily regulate your sedative intake. He is able to increase or decrease your sedative based on your sensitivity and other factors. With IV sedation, you don’t need to be afraid of the dentist.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for those who fear going to the dentist. Call Wildflower Dental today to learn more about our sedation dentistry options or to schedule an appointment!