Few things tax the entire body like anxiety does. In addition to the draining effects of anxiety, tension amplifies the body’s response to pain. This can be especially problematic when considering the impact of dental anxiety.
As we consider your total wellness, we want to ease any distress dental work typically evokes for our patients. When undergoing procedures here at Coulon Watts, we offer a number of sedation dentistry options to ease any measure of anxiety: laughing gas, oral conscious, and IV sedation.
Laughing gas is inhaled through your nose, keeping you calm as we work. You will remain conscious throughout your appointment, although some people do drift into a light slumber. This time-tested sedation method will take effect almost immediately, and it wears off quickly as well.
Oral Conscious Sedation
We prescribe oral conscious sedation for those who find themselves very anxious about dental procedures. This sedation method produces an extremely relaxed state. You will simply take a pill before you come in for your appointment. By the time you arrive, you will already be feeling its effects.
Oral conscious sedation allows you to remain conscious during your procedure, but you will feel so comfortable that you may not remember details of your appointment. With this type of sedation, you will need to find a driver to bring you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental phobia, we can administer intravenous (IV) sedation to anesthetize you. This is also particularly beneficial for those patients who are undergoing more complex procedures. You will be unconscious during your appointment, and you will have no memory of your appointment when you awake.
We will monitor your vital signs constantly to ensure your safety. For this form of sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home from our office.
As we consider both your oral health and total wellness, we want you to feel comfortable when attending appointments. Easing your anxiety will improve the efficacy of our work and promote your overall health. Our array of sedation dentistry options means that your visit to us can be relaxing as well as beneficial to your health.
Please give us a call today, so we can address your concerns prior to your appointment.