Millions of Americans are filled with dread at the mere thought of sitting down in a dentist’s chair. It’s a serious issue, because some people avoid the dentist for that reason, and may end up paying a high price in dental health. At Blaisdell Family Denistry, we want anyone with dental anxiety to know that there are ways to get you comfortably through a visit to the dentist. Please keep reading.
There are many reasons why people suffer with dental anxiety. Our purpose here, though, is to offer solutions. We provide sedation dentistry that can help.
- Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, has been a staple of sedation dentistry for more than one hundred years. It may not make you laugh, but it will get you completely relaxed. There are no side effects, and it wears off quickly.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative about an hour before your schedule procedure. It is safe, fast-acting, and effective. It has no real side effects, but you’ll need a ride home afterward.
- IV Sedation is administered intravenously. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state, and again, you’ll need a ride home when your appointment is over.
- General anesthesia puts you completely out. It is reserved for those patients with the most acute cases of dental anxiety. It is administered by trained professionals, and again, you’ll need a ride home afterward.
Don’t neglect your teeth because of fears or concerns about a dentist appointment. Sedation dentistry from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise can get you through it. We also provide restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
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