March 5, 2019

Anxiety affects millions of Americans every year, and for a wide variety of reasons. For some, there’s no clear cause, whereas others find it is linked to some traumatic experience or underlying medical condition. For many, dental anxiety is the primary form they struggle with. It’s very common, affecting about 15 percent of adult patients. Luckily, there are options to make treatment more accessible, so patients with anxiety can get the preventive care they need to maintain their oral health. Dr. Davis offers sedation dentistry as an option for patients with anxiety in Colorado Springs, CO, and it has helped many people take control of their oral health care.

Sedation Options Offered at Our Practice 

There are a lot of options for patients who want sedation, and we try to offer as many as we reasonably can.

  • Local anesthetic can reduce sensation, making anxiety more manageable by making the procedure less noticeable.
  • Nitrous oxide works to relieve dental pain and provides a light euphoria that dispels anxiety for many patients. The best part? It wears off very quickly, so it doesn’t affect your whole day.
  • Oral sedation is available for patients with a ride to and from their appointment. It will be prescribed and needs to be taken about an hour before you come in.
  • IV sedation provides patients with antianxiety medication directly to their bloodstream. It can be precisely controlled, and it leaves patients conscious enough to follow instructions and participate in their care while taking care of anxiety symptoms.

Contact Us to Get Help With Your Oral Hygiene

Preventive care is the best way to prevent tooth decay. Don’t let dental anxiety put your health at risk by making you neglect your teeth. Instead, contact us and ask about the sedation dentistry options available to you whenever you come in for an appointment, whether you’re fixing a problem or just getting a cleaning.



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