In 2015, that American Dental Association (ADA) stated that 22% of adults said the reason for not going to the dentist is because they are afraid of the dentist. Fear of the dentist is a condition that prevents people from getting the care they need. The reasons people have a fear of dentist are fear of pain, fear of injections, fear of anesthetic side effects, having a loss of control, and embarrassment. The key to addressing your dental anxiety is to discuss your fears one of our dentists at Hires Dental Care, a Sylvania Township, OH dentist office, so that those fears can be addressed.
Sedation dentistry makes it possible for patients to receive the dental care they need without fear or anxiety. More procedures can be performed in a single visit, saving the patient time and money. Our Sylvania Township, OH dentist office offers nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. At your consultation, we will discuss your fears and anxieties. We will recommend the option most suitable for you depending on your medical history and the type of treatment you will be receiving.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Oral sedation dentistry – This option is administered in pill form. Oral sedation will enable you to be responsive and in control of your bodily functions while feeling completely relaxed throughout your procedure. This type of sedation may take several hours to completely wear off and patients will need to arrange for transportation after treatment.
IV Sedation Dentistry – IV sedation delivers medication directly through the blood stream to provide immediate relaxation and comfort prior to treatment. Hires Dental Care is licensed and trained to provide this sedation dentistry technique at their Sylvania Township, OH dentist office. The effects of IV sedation resolve quickly once the IV is removed. This technique has a faster recovery with fewer side effects as compared to oral sedation.
Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered through a mask that delivers an odorless gas which relaxes and calms you. The effects of nitrous oxide work really fast and are totally reversible. Nitrous oxide is considered to be a safe sedation method for dental work.