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 both oral sedation and laughing gas sedation.
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Tosh prescribes a sedative in the form of medication that you swallow prior to your visit. With this type of sedation, you will only be slightly aware of your dental treatment. You could also completely unaware, and remember nothing at all.
Laughing gas is a good solution if you would rather be aware of what is going on during the treatment but just need a little something to help reduce your nervousness. The procedure is simple and involves a mask to administer the laughing gas.
Interested in Sedation?
If you are interested in taking advantage of sedation, make sure to let us know at the time of scheduling so we can properly prepare for your visit. Behind-the-scene considerations need to be made and an updated medical history reviewed by Dr. Tosh to ensure you are a candidate. Your safety is always our priority.
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, schedule an appointment online, or stop by our office. We will calm your dental office fears with sedation dentistry!