Does your anxiety level go up a few notches when you think about visiting the dentist? If so, you are not alone. At Tosh Dental Group, we want you to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed when you visit our office. Sedation dentistry helps many of our patients do just that. We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Tosh prescribes a sedative in the form of medication that you swallow prior to your visit. You are only slightly aware of your dental treatment. Often patients tell us they don’t remember being in the office!
Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is a good solution if you would rather be relaxed but still alert and aware of your surroundings. It is ideal if you just need a little something to help reduce your nervousness. A small mask allows you to breath the laughing gas during the procedure. You leave awake and able to carry on with your regular routine.
What is Wrong with Just Avoiding the Dentist?
Maybe you have been avoiding dentist for years, and it seems like your teeth and gums are just fine. Many dental problems are not visible to the eye, and not all of them cause pain or discomfort. Waiting until you feel pain often results in a more complex – and a more expensive – treatment plan. What may have been fixed with a simple filling could require a root canal and crown or even an extraction if left untreated. It’s best to be seen regularly to get ahead of problems. Let’s work together to help you keep your teeth as long as possible.Give us a call to discuss whether sedation dentistry is right for you.