Many people avoid going to the dentist because of fear, anxiety, or nervousness. This can be very dangerous to your oral health, and to your overall well being. If you are are not visiting a dentist regularly for hygiene visits, it could result in greater issues down the road. Allow Dr. Ana Cluff to put your mind at rest.
Some of the options we offer in sedation dentistry are:
Nitrous Oxide | Dental patients who want to feel relaxed and calm during treatments often choose nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety. The gas is administered by placing a small mask on your face that mixes with oxygen to release the gas in the air you breath in. This is a mild form of sedation and can be used on children. You can even drive home safely after your visit. Nitrous oxide is one option your dentist can offer you to make you feel more comfortable during a procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation | Being able to interact with the dentist and staff is important when you’re having a procedure done. When using oral conscious sedation,, you are still able to respond to questions asked, but this form of sedation will also help you to stay calm and collected. It takes awhile to wear off, and you should arrange for a ride home, but oral conscious sedation is easy-to-administer and a popular sedation choice.