Can a Dental Appointment be Relaxing?
Fear of visiting the dentist is one of the more common phobias – and also one of the most irrational! The thought of drills, teeth being scraped and pulled out is enough to send many people into a state of panic.
If this sounds like you then there’s a good chance you’ve gone a long time since your last checkup – possibly too long.
The Problem with Avoiding Your Dentist
This puts you in a dilemma: force yourself to endure a visit to the dentist or avoid the dentist and hope for the best.
The problem is that by avoiding the dentist you could be missing out on vital early warning signs of dental problems that might later spiral out of control. Any exposed cavities will expand and can lead to teeth rotting away and dying.
So how can somebody with a phobia of the dentist be sure their smile is looking its best without practically having a panic attack in the chair?
Introducing Sedation Dentistry
Dental treatment in Anchorage has never been so relaxing! Our sedation dentistry services mean you’ll be able to undergo any procedure in complete comfort. Not only do they prevent you from feeling pain you might otherwise feel, they’ll also help you feel more relaxed and calm during the treatment – your visit to the dentist might just be the most relaxing part of your day.
Types of Sedation
You’re left with a couple of different choices when it comes to sedation. There’s no right or wrong answer – each option has its own benefits – below you’ll be able to compare both options and see which one will give you the most relaxing experience during your next dental visit.
Otherwise known as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) an inhaled sedative is delivered via a mask that’s worn over your nose and mouth. It’s not uncomfortable at all to wear and the gas itself has quite a sweet smell.
- Doesn’t render you unconscious like it does in movies – you might fall asleep but you’ll be in full control
- We can increase the dosage as often as needed so you’re not in discomfort
- You’re free to take medication beforehand
Administered through an IV in your arm, this method allows us to sedate you with much greater precision than with gas which means you’ll be as comfortable as it’s possible to be. It’s often the case with IV sedation that our patients can have several procedures completed in one sitting without feeling a hint of discomfort.
If you’re not afraid of the initial IV needle then this is a fantastic option to make your dental visit more enjoyable.
We welcome all patients – no matter how nervous the idea of visiting the dentist makes them. Whether you, your friend or your family member is avoiding visiting the dentist, our friendly, patient and professional staff will be here to help.
Contact us today to find out how we can give you the best smile you’ve ever had!