Are fear and anxiety keeping you from getting your dental issues resolved? Each doctor at Weninger Dentistry is an oral sedation dentist, here to help you get the care you need. We care for patients who have these concerns:
- I’m afraid of needles and shots
- I’ve had bad experiences before
- I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time
- I gag when having dental work done
- I just can’t seem to get numb
- All my teeth are too far gone
Fears and anxieties are given the same diagnostic attention as dental procedures. We focus on your needs, with a gentle, friendly, and attentive approach – all in an welcoming, modern facility, so you can relax.
For conscious dental sedation, Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen (laughing gas) has traditionally been the most frequently used form of dental sedation. Nitrous Oxide works well for mild to moderate anxiety and offers many benefits:
- Quick recovery
- Few side effects
Nitrous Oxide may not be an option for people with respiratory issues or in cases of severe anxiety, in which a deeper level of sedation may be needed.
Oral medication is another option used for oral conscious dentist sedation. The sedation medications are from a group of drugs known as Benzodiazepines. These medications have a sedative effect, as well as somewhat of an amnesic effect for most people. Patients remember little or nothing about their dental procedure. Oral medication offers many benefits:
- Small, easy to swallow pill
- Works well for most people
- Low cost
A drawback to oral medication sedation is that the effects are longer lasting – someone will need to drive the patient home following treatment.
We are experienced in both oral sedation and IV sedation dentistry. Our team will help you determine which dental sedation option is the right one for you.
Let Weninger Dentistry show you how easy dental procedures can be with comfortable sedation dentistry. We’ll help you get the dental treatment you need and wake up to a healthy, more beautiful smile. Contact us today!