April 27, 2018
If your dental anxiety rears its ugly head when it is time for your dental appointments, you are not alone. At Walden Dentistry, we understand many people are uncomfortable with the thought of receiving dental care. We offer a variety of high-quality dental services, including sedation dentistry to help our patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their time in our office.
Sedation Options We Offer
Dr. William Walden offers several types of sedation for patients who are afraid, embarrassed, have low pain tolerances and uncomfortable. Our sedation techniques put you in a calm and tranquil mood so you can receive the dental care you need with minimal discomfort.
- General anesthesia enables patients to sleep through their entire dental procedures. It is often reserved for patients who do not respond well to other sedation methods. Also, individuals who are uncooperative can benefit from general anesthesia.
- Oral sedation is one of the most popular choices for patients. It does require individuals to have someone to drive them to and from our dental office. If you choose this option, you will receive medication in pill-form that you must take one hour before your appointment. The pill is safe, and the most common lingering effect patients often experience is drowsiness.
- N2O (Nitrous Oxide) involves the use of a safe and odorless gas. Patients who receive N2O sedation do not need anyone to drive them to their appointments. Patients wear a mask so they can breathe in the sedation while they are undergoing treatment. Nitrous oxide causes feelings of euphoria and alleviates feelings of fear and anxiety.
- IV sedation allows patients to remain awake and responsive during their treatments, but with no recollection of it afterward. It is administered through an IV.
Not everyone is a candidate for sedation. Medical and oral health histories, dental treatment requirements and other factors are used to determine the optimal sedation technique for patients.
Contact Us for Scheduling Information
If you suffer from dental anxiety and would like to learn more about how you might benefit from sedation, contact our dental office today for an appointment with Dr. Walden.