Dental Phobia Solutions
Pain is one of most patients greatest fears, which can inhibit a person form getting the necessary dental care negatively impacting their oral health. In our office we offer to all our patients, as needed multiple options to make them feel comfortable through any needed therapy.
Anesthesia options include:
- Local anesthesia: Before local anesthesia is given, topical anesthetic gels or solutions are applied to provide surface numbing.
- Local anesthesia in combination with Nitrous Oxide: Before applying any topical numbing gels or local anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) can be given through a nose mask. The gas is breathed making you light headed, easing up any concerns or fears. Once the Nitrous Oxide mask is removed from your nose the laughing gas effect will disappear allowing you to drive yourself as needed home.
- Local anesthesia in combination with oral (prescription) sedation: An oral sedative can be prescribed to you, which will relax you for the procedure(s). The sedative effect of these prescription medications may last few hours and therefore you must have an escort to drive you to and from the office.
- Local anesthesia in combination with IV Sedation / General Anesthesia: Find more information in our anesthesia services section under Oral Surgery.