Dental Fears and Phobias: How Sedation Dentistry can Help

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Dental Fears, Fresno Sedation Dentistry

sedation dentistryDental Phobia and Sedation Dentistry

Dental phobias can be debilitating. People with extreme fears of the dentist avoid dental treatment at all costs, including the high price of suffering severe toothache, tooth loss, and gum disease. While many of our patients do not need extra help relaxing in the dental chair, some people with dental fears can benefit from modern sedation methods to help them get the treatment they need. If you suffer from extreme anxiety over visiting the dentist, our compassionate Fresno dentists can help you feel at ease.

Nitrous Oxide Benefits Dental Phobic Patients

Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide can be inhaled through a mask to help calm your nerves. Once you breathe in nitrous oxide, you will feel a warm sensation throughout your body. The effects of the nitrous oxide will begin quickly, leaving you in a state of drowsy awareness without being unconscious. Many patients report this is the same feeling as right before drifting off to sleep. After treatment, you will have little memory of the procedure and the nitrous oxide effects will quickly wear off. In fact, patients are allowed to drive themselves home after using nitrous oxide because the gas only takes effect when it is being inhaled.

Sedation Dentistry is Not Only for Dental Fears

For patients who need multiple procedures performed at once, discomfort can be alleviated with sedative medication. This is especially helpful for people who cannot take multiple days off of work for different procedures and need them all treated in one day. Children can also benefit from sedation dentistry. For children who are too young to sit still for extended periods of time, nitrous oxide can help your child feel relaxed and comfortable during dental cleanings or fillings.

Sedation Dentistry in Fresno

If you have avoided the dentist for too long because of anxiety, embarrassment, or bad feelings, come to our compassionate dentists in Fresno. At Fresno Dental Studio, Drs. Claudia Denes and Alex Denes offer sedation dentistry to help you get the professional care you need. For more information, or to schedule a sedation dentistry consultation, call our Fresno dental office at 559-297-1800. We proudly serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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