Have you been avoiding going to the dentist, or taking your child to the dentist due to an intense fear of needles and dental care? You’re not alone! Over 30 million Americans refuse to go the dentist because they are terrified of needles. Due to this predominant fear, dental offices have started to use techniques that will alleviate your fears. Sedation dentistry is one of those unique tools that can help alleviate your dental fears and anxieties.
Sedation dentistry at Thousand Oaks Dental in San Antonio, Texas is an option for you. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is a preferred method of sedation because the patient remains awake and aware during the treatment, just in a relaxed frame of mind. The gas is administered through a breathing mask and placed over the nose. It is safe, effective and easy to administer. It helps you relax and feel calm in the dental chair during your treatment. After the treatment is complete, you take a few deep breaths of fresh air and you are back to normal and able to resume all regularly scheduled events for the remainder of the day.
Here are 3 signs that you might need to request the Sedation Dentistry
- If you’ve endured toothache for a long period of time because you’re terrified to go to the dentist because the dentist might need to give you an injection, it’s time to find a dentist that employs a sedation dentistry method.
- If your child refuses to get out the car to enter the dentist office because they’re afraid they might need a shot, or any other kind of dental work, it’s time to find a dentist that employs a sedation dentistry method.
- If your worst dreams include anything related to a dentist’s office, it’s time to find a dentist that employs a Sedation Dentistry method.
At Thousand Oaks Dental, Dr. Thompson cares about your dental health. She does not want your fear of needles, or any other dental treatment to get in the way of your family’s dental care. She has invested in the best pain management amenities and technology to help you feel most at ease at his office. Come in and experience the Sedation dentistry difference.
Posted on behalf of Thousand Oaks Dental