If you suffer from anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, we invite you to ask us about sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is one of the strategies that our team may recommend to help you feel more comfortable so that you can receive treatment. Sedation dentistry involves the use of a sedative medicine to help you manage anxiety and fear so that you can remain calm during your appointment.
Arrowhead Family Dentistry offers two main forms of sedation for your use:
- Nitrous Oxide — Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that works via inhalation. Our dentist will give you a nose or face mask, and as you inhale, you will become more relaxed. This allows you to receive treatment without difficulty. The effects wear off shortly after you stop inhaling the gas.
- Oral Conscious Sedation — Our dentist will provide you with an oral medication (usually a pill), which you will take prior to your appointment. By the time you begin treatment, you should feel completely at ease.
Sedation dentistry is designed to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. Our team will monitor you closely throughout your appointment to ensure that you remain safe. Please be aware that you may need to have someone with you to take you home after your appointment.
Sedation dentistry is a good option for anyone suffering from dental anxiety, who has difficulty getting numb, who has an extremely sensitive gag reflex or who simply feels nervous about visiting our office.
We invite you to call us at 909-889-3300 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt and find out if sedation dentistry in San Bernardino, California, is a good option for you.