Dental treatments are not so much a walk in the park for millions of Americans. If they developed a dental phobia as a result of a poor experience with a previous dentist, especially at a young age, it can make it even more difficult to receive necessary dental care. Fromuth & Langlois Dental wants all of our patients to feel comfortable during treatment, which is why we offer multiple solutions to help ease tension, anxiety, and fear while at the dental office. If you or a family member struggles to get care, feel free to give us a call and learn more about sedation dentistry!
Those with moderate levels of dental fear or anxiety can expect significant benefits from oral conscious sedation. This sedative is taken in the form of a pill several hours before treatment, giving it enough time for the effects to occur. By the time your dental appointment is ready to start, you should feel incredibly relaxed and prepared to receive care. Keep in mind that you’ll still be awake for treatment, allowing you to inform the dentist about your comfort levels. Furthermore, because of the strength of the sedative, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the dental office.
If you have more mild levels of anxiety or fear, nitrous oxide sedation is a fantastic option to make receiving dental care easier. This sedative is a combination of both oxygen and nitrous which is breathed through a nasal mask throughout your treatment. Once you arrive at the dental office, we can administer the gas right away. We can also adjust the level of sedative you receive as needed. You’ll be able to speak with the dentist about your needs during your treatment as well. Once your appointment is complete, we can easily remove the effects of the sedative as quickly as we provided them, meaning you can continue your normal activities without interruption.