We take dental phobias very seriously, and know that for some people a trip to the dentist can be more than just a little scary. For this reason, we offer comfort dentistry. Sometimes reassuring words and a sugar-packed treat are just not enough to calm your dental chair anxieties. In these cases, it takes a more than persuasion, and comfort dentistry might be the answer.
Due to its calming effects and because some patients become giddily relaxed, nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. With laughing gas, you will most likely be awake during your dental procedure, but the effects of the sedative will help you to feel calm and relaxed.
There are some real benefits to comfort dentistry. For example, laughing gas is still considered to be one of the safest methods of comfort for adults and children. This is because there are no known allergies, and the effects are not long lasting.
If you have high anxiety about going to the dentist, then comfort dentistry might be right for you. Fear of dental procedures could cause you to avoid going to the dentists for very long periods of time, which means your teeth and gums might not be getting the regular routine checkups they need.
Knowing that comfort dentistry is an option, can put you in control of your dental office experience, and your dental health. By eliminating the fears that might prevent you from having regularly scheduled dental checkups, you will be able to stay on top of the health of your teeth and gums by scheduling those checkups.
Don’t let your fear of the dentist keep you from having healthy teeth and gums. Give us a call and we will be sure to put your mind at ease and make your dental office experience pleasant.