Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care for years because of dental anxiety? Would you enjoy having all your dental needs taken care of and afterwards remember very little about your visit?
Dental fear and anxiety is a common condition. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of these fears, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. So if you’re among this number, you are not alone.
Sedation dentistry is done with a calming aid; this can be nitrous gas, an oral pill or IV conscious sedation. With sedation dentistry, a patient is not put to sleep, but rather put in a calming state that may feel like sleep.