Sedation Dentistry Provides Comfortable Treatments
The idea of visiting the dentist’s office can be a scary one, especially if you know you’re in need of one or more treatments. Dental anxiety is a common problem – in fact, nearly 75% of Americans on average report that they experience some level of it. However, you shouldn’t let those feelings keep you from pursuing crucial care; after all, your oral health problems may worsen and end up requiring even more time and money to fix.
At Zahner Dental, comfort is our top priority when it comes to patient care; we want you and your loved ones to feel safe while we provide you with the effective, efficient services we’ve become known for over the years. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry at our Ellington, CT office. With both nitrous oxide and oral medication available, Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner will help you decide on an sedation dentistry option that will best fit your unique needs and allow you to feel completely at peace while we treat your teeth.
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as “laughing gas,” and for a good reason – once we’ve administered it to you via a nasal mask, the effects will take hold quickly, resulting in feelings of wellbeing and even euphoria. While you won’t be completely unconscious when using nitrous oxide, you’ll feel more comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. There are no injections or medication required, and the level of gas you receive can be adjusted quickly and easily to fit your liking. Best of all, nitrous oxide is the only sedation dentistry method available that requires absolutely no recovery time afterwards. The effects of the gas will wear off within minutes following your procedure at Zahner Dental, meaning that you can return to work, run errands, and even drive once you leave our Ellington office – no escort required!
Oral Conscious Sedation
For patients who want to have little to no recollection of their dental procedures once they’re over, oral conscious sedation could be the right sedation dentistry method for you! You’ll be provided with a small pill that you’ll take one hour before your appointment. When you arrive at our office in Ellington, CT, you’ll already be drowsy from the effects of your medication; our staff will ensure that you’re completely comfortable and relaxed before we proceed with your treatment. While you’ll still be conscious enough to respond to comments from our doctors, most patients who undergo oral conscious sedation dentistry report that they don’t remember anything about the procedure, resulting in transformed teeth without any unpleasant memories!
Patients who undergo oral conscious sedation will need a trusted friend or family member to escort them both to our office and home again for their own safety. It’s also strongly recommended that they keep an eye on you for the rest of the day. Once the following morning rolls around, you’ll be able to fully enjoy and admire your improved smile.
Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from receiving the treatments you and your teeth need; whether you’ve come to Zahner Dental to receive general, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry services, sedation dentistry can help you feel at ease while we treat you to the personalized care our accomplished team of dentists has perfected over the years. Call our Ellington office today to schedule an appointment!