Do you look forward to dental visits?
- Posted on: Apr 30 2020
When you book an appointment with the dentist, do you experience excitement or anxiety? If you are one of millions of adults in America that struggle with dental anxiety, you are not alone! Dental anxiety can be a problem for both children and adults, and may stem from a fear of pain or being uncomfortable with someone else in one’s personal space. Whatever the reason, the team at Deeter Dental wants to ensure each visit to the dental office is a positive experience, and to do so, we offer caring, quality dental staff and the integration of sedation dentistry for those who need it.
What is sedation dentistry?
Patients with dental anxiety, or those who will be in the dental chair for an extended period of time for extensive dental work, will want to ask their dentist about sedation dentistry. Drs. Terry, Matt, and Lucas Deeter of Deeter Dental encourage patients to learn about the two types of sedation used in the practice, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
- Nitrous oxide – with nitrous oxide, an odorless, colorless gas that is inhaled through the nose, patients can feel at ease the moment they sit in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide is perfect at providing almost instant relaxation when patients breathe in the gas during their visit. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide continues to be one of the most requested sedation methods at our office.
- Oral conscious sedation – some patients have such extreme anxieties that they may not even make it to their dental appointment because of their fears. In situations such as this, we may suggest oral conscious sedation, which can be taken prior to arriving at the dental office. Patients need to arrange transportation accordingly, but most with moderate to severe anxieties find this to be the most appropriate solution for them!
Enjoy your experience at the dental office with Deeter Dental!
Bismarck and Garrison, ND area patients who are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry to ease their mind during visits to the dental chair are encouraged to book a consultation visit. Our team of professionals, including Drs. Terry, Matt, and Lucas Deeter, can explain the various options for sedation and make each trip to the dentist’s office a positive experience!
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