Addressing Dental Anxiety With Sedation

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When you have dental anxiety, this could mean fears that prevent you from undergoing even minor preventive care to keep your smile healthy and whole. We know your fears are real, and we can help you feel comfortable. In today’s blog, your Pella, IA, dentist talks about the benefits of nitrous oxide.

Your Dental Fears

Do you have anxiety about visiting the dentist? For some, this could be due to traumatic past experiences, or possibly a lack of experience with visiting the density. For others, there could be developmental complications that make undergoing care difficult, even minor procedures like dental cleanings. We understand, but we also know that lack of even minor visits like checkups and cleanings could allow tooth decay and gingivitis to lead to infection and gum disease, causing tooth loss and major problems for your oral health and smile function. Which is why we offer a calming agent to help you undergo treatment without concern! Don’t let yourself or your family member suffer from poor oral health, you should give us a call soon!

Dental Sedation

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered through a mask over the nose. The patient will inhale a gas that helps them enter a calm and relaxed state. The sedation will help you stay calm and comfortable, but conscious and able to respond to the dentist as needed. However, there is often little to no memory of the procedure at all. Once the treatment ends, the effects of the sedation do as well. In fact, many people can drive themselves home or even return to work or school afterward. Of course, your treatment could mean you should still take the day off, that will all depend on the care you’ve received.

Use Your Benefits

If you have dental insurance benefits, then you should use them before they expire at the end of the month. An appointment now is also a chance to undergo treatment and improve your smile before the hectic holiday season limits your availability to see us. Let’s work together to greet 2023 with bright and healthy smiles! If you have any questions about our sedation options, or about the comprehensive transmit options we provide, then contact our team today. We would love to schedule a visit to see you and offer care to improve your overall oral health.

Do You Have Any Questions?

We would like to help you undergo the care you need to enjoy good oral health, without letting your anxiety prevent you from achieving the healthy and brighter smile you deserve. Contact Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA by calling 641-628-1121 to learn more about preventing your fears from standing between you and a healthy smile.