As a child, I was afraid of the dentist. I was afraid of what was going to go on in my mouth. I had to get some fillings as a child, and I understand that aspect of it. I can understand not knowing what is going to happen and why is it happening to me, why are these problems happening. So I can understand why somebody would be afraid of the dentist.
There are a couple of different options for that. I like to think that I have some jokes, I like to think that I have a common sense that I can kind of explain things to you and also help you feel comfortable. My staff or patients might think my jokes aren’t funny, but a lot of times that can help alleviate and kind of relieve some of the fear that you might have.
There are other options as well out there for dental sedation, there’s the conscious sedation dentistry in Cincinnati; with that we actually prescribe you an oral medication that you take before the appointment so it helps you be a little more drowsy so you’re not as aware of what is going on. We also have nitrous. Nitrous is a gas that you can breath during the procedure and again that kind of helps alleviate and calm those fears that you may have. I understand that those fears can be there, and for some people there is a little more fear. I have had that fear, and I don’t want you to have to have that fear.
Are you afraid of the dentist? Does the idea of a quick procedure still make you anxious and scared? Don’t avoid dental care just because you’re nervous. We understand, and we have a solution for your fear!
Sedation dentistry in Cincinnati has become far more common, and we are happy to help you relax. Whether it is for a simple dental cleaning or a more advanced procedure, we have choices available to ease your worry and help you feel comfortable in our dental chair with dental anesthesia.
Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, is the most common form of dental sedation available. Using a mask that fits over the nose, your dentist is able to adjust and monitor your level of sedation during the procedure. Gas sedation is minimal and puts you in a relaxed but awake state.
After your appointment, you will generally be able to drive home, making gas sedation a great choice for quick procedures or for patients with minimal anxiety.
Oral Sedation Dentistry in Cincinnati
For patients with severe anxiety, Anderson Dental care offers oral sedation dentistry in Cincinnati. We will give you a pill to be taken about 30 minutes before your procedure. The level of sedation granted by the pill is greater than gas sedation, but still leaves you in an awake state. While it’s common for orally-sedated patients to fall asleep during their appointment, it’s easy for us to wake you up. Oral sedation is safe and effective. While you are sedated, we will monitor your vital signs to be sure that you are safe. Patients planning on oral sedation must attend their appointment with a friend or family member who can drive them home. The effects of the pill can last several hours.