Do you experience anxiety or discomfort when you have a dental appointment? Dental anxiety afflicts millions of Americans. It’s not uncommon for patients to be nervous when visiting the dentist. We don’t want that to be the case when you come to see us at Porter Dental Health Clinic.
Our practice is focused solely on the well-being of our patients. We strive to make sure your experience with us is a comfortable, enjoyable one. Luckily, there are options for patients who experience anxiety before or during a dental procedure. At Porter Dental Clinic, we offer sedation dentistry to ease our patients’ fear.
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What is sedation dentistry?
There’s nothing wrong with having a little anxiety when you go to see the dentist. Maybe it is the sound of dental instruments that ramps up your anxiety. Maybe you have a low pain tolerance that makes you feel anxious about a procedure. Whatever the cause of your dental anxiety, we are here to help.
Sedation dentistry is a great development in dental technology that helps anxious patients feel more at ease. It involves the administration of sedative drugs to anxious patients, reducing their stress over a dental checkup or treatment.
At Porter Dental Health Clinic, we offer laughing gas sedation to our patients.
What is laughing gas?
Laughing gas is a sedative administered in the form of gas inhaled through your nose. When you are getting ready for a dental appointment, you can opt to begin using laughing gas before your procedure begins. The gas will help relax you during your procedure.
Laughing gas is very safe. You will be awake, but the various noises and sights of a dental procedure will not bother you. The effects wear off soon after we turn off the supply. You can safely drive to and from your appointment.
Don’t stress over making an appointment with us. Give us a call today with any questions about laughing gas and how we can work with you to make your time with us enjoyable and relaxing!