Should You Ask for Sedation Dentistry?

Few people associate dental visits with relaxation. However, a stress-free and comfortable dental appointment is absolutely possible, even if you suffer from dental anxiety, sensitivities or physical limitations. Sedation dentistry has helped countless patients get the dental care they need and deserve. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist due to dread or fear, we invite you to consider the benefits of asking for sedation dentistry at your next visit.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help relieve your anxiety during dental care. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide sedation, the most popular form of sedation dentistry that is safe for both kids and adults.

Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that you inhale through a small nosepiece or mask. The gas helps you feel relaxed but awake during the procedure. Most patients are on the verge of consciousness and don’t remember the visit once the sedation wears off. Speaking of wearing off, nitrous oxide has the valued benefit of no lingering side effects once the mask is removed. In fact, you can safely drive yourself home!

Reasons to Get Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry isn’t just for those who have a paralyzing fear of the dentist or patients who need extensive dental work. If you put off your simple routine dental cleanings due to a mental or physical obstacle of being at the dental office, you may qualify for sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is a life-changing solution for patients who have:

  • Fear of needles
  • Anxiety surrounding dental care
  • Bad past experience at the dentist
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Aversion to sights, sounds and smells of dental office
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Need multiple treatments performed in one visit

Don’t suffer through a stressful dental visit ever again. Call Montevallo Family Dentistry and let us help create a comfortable, relaxing and rewarding experience at your next appointment.

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