You’re not alone in your dental anxiety. In fact, up to 15 percent of Americans avoid the dentist entirely because of their fear. That means almost 30 million people would rather experience oral pain than attempt to treat it! At Yellowstone Family Dental, we understand.Dr. Chase Pearson on sedation dentistry Read Transcript
Having the opportunity to offer sedation dentistry helps the patient just to feel more comfortable in a dental setting. It doesn't matter what procedure we're doing, some patients prefer sedation just for a cleaning. Implants, wisdom teeth, or whatever it is, sedation dentistry just helps the patient to come in, feel relaxed, and not remember the procedure. They're able to be sedated, and then wake up, and we're able to accomplish a lot of dental treatment for them in a short amount of time. They're able to feel as comfortable as they could be.
One of the most effective ways to treat dental anxiety is through dental sedation. Our staff is trained to administer three different kinds of sedative, all of which can help you feel calm and safe. And easing your anxiety is just one benefit of sedation dentistry.
You can look forward to a shorter appointment because your dentist will be able to work more quickly.
You will feel virtually no pain during your appointment, regardless of the procedure.
You’ll actually have no memory of your appointment, which means no painful memories.
You won’t have a sensitive gag reflex to make you feel uncomfortable while we work.
Even a top-notch Billings, MT dentist can seem scary if you’ve had a bad experience. Or maybe you’re just afraid of the unknown. Our judgment-free approach to dental anxiety means that why you’re uncomfortable isn’t important. What we care about is eliminating your discomfort.
Call us today at 406-206-9889 to see how we can give you a comfortable dental experience.
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Our patient-focused philosophy relies on providing everyone the personalized care they deserve. That’s why we offer so many options within each of our services. You are unique, and so we provide a unique plan just for you!
You can choose from three types of sedation, each of which has its own benefits:
- Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is great if you’re a little nervous or are afraid of receiving local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide can increase your pain threshold and diminish your anxiety. It also wears off immediately, so you can drive yourself home from your appointment. The best part is that nitrous oxide in our office is FREE!
- Oral sedation is administered in the form of a pill you’ll take before your appointment. Once the sedative takes effect, you’ll be in a state of deep relaxation and feel your nervousness totally melt away. You will still be able to respond to your dentist, but you won’t be anxious or afraid.
- Intravenous sedation is administered directly into your bloodstream, making it an ideal solution for extreme anxiety or an invasive procedure. This form of sedation is similar to oral sedation in that you will be deeply relaxed but still able to respond. Although it is not accurate to refer to this as “sleep dentistry,” some patients have fallen asleep while having dental work done under this type of sedation! Both oral and IV sedation require you to have someone drive you home from your appointment.
You don’t have to choose between facing your fear and living with dental pain or discomfort. Safe sedation dentistry from Yellowstone Family Dental can give you a quality, zero-stress dental experience. Call us today at 406-206-9889.