Dental anxiety is real, and it is a major cause for adults and teens to skip essential dental treatments. In fact, it is not unusual for someone with fear of the dentist to make a visit only when it is absolutely necessary. Because this has such harmful, long term effects the team at Wheatfield Family Dentistry in North Tonawanda, NY is more than happy to provide information and support regarding our sedation dentistry.
As a preferred dentist in North Tonawanda, we understand how upsetting it can be to get regular or specialized care. After all, many people develop dental anxiety very early in life when a childhood dentist caused discomfort, pain or outright fear. Adults also develop fear of the dentist due to the use of injections, drills and procedures that take away control and leave them in the hands of a dentist. Even the gentlest and most efficient dentists cannot often, easily, convince a patient that there is nothing to fear.
However, sedation dentistry has proven very effective in changing peoples’ minds. This is because it is provided in the form of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas”. This leaves you conscious but in a sort of twilight state. Few patients who rely on sedation dentistry have any solid memories of their experience and most certainly don’t have any sense of pain or fear during treatment. Our sedation dentist will walk you through just what to expect during your treatment, and most patients are surprised at how relaxed they become and how this encourages them to look at the dentist as a positive experience instead of one to fear.
Sedation dentistry is very safe and you come out of it much faster than oral medications or other methods. It lets you feel comfortable and in control of the situation, and it will even allow our dental team to accomplish more than a single treatment faster and more effectively because you are so at ease.
Contact Our North Tonawanda Dentist Office for Sedation Dentistry
If you have any further questions about sedation, feel free to give us a call at our North Tonawanda, NY office at 716-694-1777. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.