Sedation dentistry is a solution for patients who, for one reason or another, experience a great deal of dental anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing dental anxiety. A past poor dental experience can scar your impression of dental offices. Many people experience anxiety related to any physical pain. Or maybe, just the fear of the unknown is causing you to feel you need sedation dentistry. For whatever reason you are experiencing anxiety, we’re sorry. We know these fears are real, and we never want them to hold you back from getting the dental care that you need.
At Thousand Oaks Dental, we offer Nitrous Oxide, also known as “laughing gas” to help calm your fears. This method has been used safely for decades as a calming agent for medical procedures. The gas is used to help relax you, so you can get the dental care that you need and want.
If you’re not ready to try using Nitrous Oxide for your sedation dentistry, why not try a natural alternative that might knock out the punch of anxiety you may have. Lavender essential oil has been used for thousands of years as a calming agent. It has been used to provide a sense of peace and well-being. If you’d like to try it, why not apply a couple of drops to the back of your neck, or any reflex points before you come to your appointment.
Book your appointment at Thousand Oaks Dental and see the difference Dr. Thompson makes in dental care.
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