Here at Apple Dental, we know some people become very anxious at the thought of seeing a dentist, but if this applies to you then please let us know because we can help you. Our friendly and caring dental team will go out of their way to help you feel at ease and there are a number of different things we can do to make you feel more comfortable during your appointment. One possibility is to use dental sedation.
Using Mild Sedatives to Help You Relax
If you only need a bit of help to get you through an appointment, happy gas can be a useful solution. Happy gas is inhaled through a small nose mask. It quickly takes effect, inducing a state of deep relaxation. Once the gas is turned off, it is eliminated from the body very quickly so you can even drive home.
When to Use Oral Sedatives and Sleep Dentistry
Another option is to use an oral sedative that is given in the form of a pill before your appointment. This produces a greater sense of relaxation compared to happy gas. If this doesn’t sound sufficient, you may wish to consider intravenous or sleep dentistry. Intravenous dentistry is ideal for anybody who requires a longer appointment or who is extremely anxious or nervous. The sedative is given intravenously and induces a very deep state of relaxation and drowsiness. Afterwards you are likely to remember very little about your appointment.
If you do have dental anxieties, please talk to us so we can discuss the most suitable solution for you.