What is Comfort Dentistry?
If you are worried about going to the dentist, Comfort dentistry is an alternative to consider. Some people put off dental care for years because of their dental anxieties.
Why Comfort Dentistry?
Imagine going to the dentist and having your dentistry done in a relaxed, anxiety free environment.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows dentists to provide a variety of dental treatments safely and comfortably for patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are several benefits of sedation dentistry, including:
- No memory of undergoing the procedure
- No sense of time while under sedation
- No sense of smell or sound
- No fear or anxiety during treatment
What levels of sedation are available to me?
Anxiolysis, the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is often used for patients with mild anxiety and shorter or less complex procedures. Usually administered orally, with mild sedation you will feel a great sense of relaxation. You will remain awake or very sleepy throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own. Patients typically recover from anxiolysis sedation within a few hours after the procedure is complete. Nitrous oxide inhalation (laughing gas) is another form of mild to moderate sedation where you are very relaxed during treatment.