Dental anxiety is extremely common, so the first thing you should know is that it’s okay to be nervous. We have worked with many anxious patients over the years who have learned to overcome their fears and experience better oral health as a result.
If you need some help getting to that point, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry at our Dunwoody dental office.
Nitrous Oxide for Gentle Relaxation
Most people have heard of nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas. What they may not know is that it is an extremely effective type of dental sedation that offers short-term relief during your dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is so mild and gentle that it’s even perfect for children who need help relaxing while we treat them.
One reason nitrous oxide is so popular is that it won’t slow you down for the rest of your day. The calming effects of nitrous last only as long as we administer the gas, and when we stop, the effects dissipate quickly.
Oral Sedation to Calm Your Anxiety
If you’re very anxious and nitrous oxide alone isn’t enough, we can also prescribe a sedative that you take about an hour before your appointment. You will arrive at our Dunwoody dental office feeling calm and relaxed, and the soothing feelings will last throughout your appointment and beyond.
Because the sedative stays in your system longer than nitrous, you will need a driver to get you safely to and from your appointment.
Is Dental Anxiety Holding You Back?
If you have dental anxiety, we are here to help you. Please call our Dunwoody dental office to schedule an appointment and let us know if you would be interested in sedation dentistry at your next appointment.