Many people experience anxiety when they visit a dental office. The thought of sitting in a dental chair may make them nervous, or even afraid. They may become even become nervous days before their appointment. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless there is no other option. Are you one of these people? At our dental office, we offer sedation dentistry for those, like you, who suffer from dental anxiety.
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help patients relax before and during dental treatment. You will remain awake during your appointment, but you will be comfortable and calm. You may not even remember much of your appointment. Sedation can be used for invasive procedures as well as simple professional teeth cleanings.
Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is a common form of sedation dentistry. When you visit our office, Dr. Amir Nikraz will place a small mask over your nose. You will breathe nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen through the mask. This will relax you and help you feel at ease. After your treatment is done, the gas will wear off quickly. You will be able to drive yourself home after your visit.
Let our dentist and team know if you have dental fears. Contact Artistic Dentistry today to learn more about sedation dentistry in San Clemente, California, and to schedule your next visit.