Sedation Can Put Patients At Ease When Dealing With Dental Anxieties
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
It is not uncommon for Dr. James A. Oshetiski of Brunswick, ME to be approached by a patient who has dental anxiety. Many patients are fearful of visiting the dentist because of a past negative experience.
Other patients have an issue with others in their personal space. Some do not like the idea of visiting someone for treatment. This is due to a fear of the unknown or anxiety over possible pain. Patients who visit Implant and Restorative Dentistry are welcome to ask their dentist about sedation solutions.
What is dental sedation?
When patients struggle with dental anxieties, they will want to work with a dentist who has a gentle hand and has access to sedation methodologies. Dr. James A. Oshetiski offers a variety of dental sedation methods for patients to consider.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is popular for patients with mild anxieties. We administer the gas through the nose and find that patients relax immediately. Patients can transport themselves to and from their appointment
Oral Conscious Sedation
Another option for patients to consider is oral conscious sedation. This is a medication that is prescribed to a patient by our dentist to help them relax prior to their appointment and while in the dental chair. It can last several hours and is extremely effective for mild to moderate anxieties
We offer sedatives via an IV for patients with more severe anxieties. The IV is administered right into the bloodstream and puts patients to sleep for a short period of time
We recommend general anesthesia for patients who have extreme anxieties. These patients find it best to be completely “under” for their procedures.
Schedule a Consultation
Call Implant and Restorative Dentistry today to book a consultation appointment with our team to find out more about dealing with dental anxieties. Our practice is located at 14 Maine Street, Suite 409 in Brunswick, ME and can be reached by phone at (207) 729-1159.
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