December 20, 2017

Studies show that between 30 and 40 million Americans suffer from intense dental anxiety. Unfortunately, this fear often causes people to avoid seeing their dentist, which only leads to bigger problems and poorer hygiene. At our office, we want to ensure everyone feels comfortable whether they are coming in for a routine cleaning, root canal, or dental implant procedure. That’s why our dentist in Menomonie, WI, is pleased to offer a variety of sedation techniques that promote relaxation.

Effective Relief for Dental Anxiety and Major Procedures 

Sedation Dentistry is effective in reducing anxiety and providing a calming experience during complex surgeries. It is an excellent choice for people who suffer from:

  • Anxiety from past procedures
  • Fear of drills and needles
  • Overactive gag reflex
  • Poor reactions to local anesthesia
  • Tooth sensitivity

Additionally, sedation can increase comfort during lengthy appointments. 

Options to Suit all Needs

Our office offers a variety of techniques to help patients relax, including:

  • Nitrous Oxide: Enjoy feelings of euphoria and relaxation within five minutes by breathing an odorless and colorless gas through a nose mask during dental procedures. This option has no side effects and does not require an injection, making it a viable choice for patients who are afraid of needles.
  • IV Conscious Sedation: We recommend this option for people with moderate to severe anxiety or those who have complex dental issues. After an intravenous drug is administered, you will be aware of instructions from Dr. Trimble while in a state of relaxation. Although you will be conscious during your procedure, you will likely have no memory of it afterward.
  • Local Anesthesia: When combined with Sedation Dentistry, this option provides an optimal dental experience. We use Lidocaine and other local anesthetics to numb a specific area of the mouth via an injection. The effect can last for several hours.


Do not let fear of procedures hold you back from achieving a healthy smile. Our office is happy to help you understand your treatment options and conquer dental anxiety for good. Contact Dr. Trimble, your local dentist in Menomonie, WI, to make an appointment.



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