Do you or one of your children ever panic or get stressed when heading to the dentist? Being worried or anxious when even thinking about dental work is actually pretty common. It can cause people to even forego scheduling appointments and getting regular check ups. Unfortunately, skipping your dental exams can cause your teeth to become very unhealthy and you might have to pay even more to restore your teeth.
To cure anxiety about visiting the dentist, we provide nitrous dental sedation to our patients. Some people call this sedation treatment “laughing gas,” which is nitrous oxide and oxygen and helps relax patients and ease dental fears while simultaneously allowing us to concentrate fully on the procedure.
When sedated through the use of nitrous, patients many times report feeling numb and feeling a warm sensation throughout their body. Your arms and legs may also feel heavy. However, these feelings will subside when the nitrous oxide wears off.
Unlike oral sedatives, sedation dentistry provides much easier regulation for the patient. A pill or oral liquid is often taken one hour before the scheduled appointment because of its delayed effects. Nitrous works much quicker and makes it easier to regulate during your appointment.
Anxious children often fidget or refuse to cooperate with the dental team, or may even lash out due to their overwhelming fear of the dentist. Your child nor the dental staff need to worry about a fidgety patient accidentally knocking something over or attempting to get out of the exam chair during a procedure if sedation is administered. Dental sedation also significantly cuts the time required for an exam or procedure since the dentist doesn’t need to continually stop working to calm down an anxious patient.
If you have been avoiding the dentist because the thought of dental work scares you, contact us at South Tampa Smiles today to find out more about nitrous oxide sedation dentistry. Our goal is to make sure you are completely comfortable when coming to our office because you should not have to be stressed when visiting the dentist.
Call us today to make your initial appointment or for your free second Opinion/Consultation. We are currently offering Non-Insured Cash Prices with the following discount codes and most insured patients enjoy these services for free:
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