Many people experience anxiety when they visit a dental office. The thought of sitting in a dental chair may make them nervous, or even afraid. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless there is no other choice. Are you one of these people? Set your fears aside! At our dental office, we offer sedation dentistry for those, like you, who suffer from dental anxiety.
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help patients relax before and during dental treatment. Sedation dentistry is often called sleep dentistry, though this isn’t an accurate description. You will remain awake during your appointment, but you will be comfortable and calm. You may not even remember much of your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is a common form of sedation dentistry. When you visit our office, Dr. Torbenson and Dr. Neumann will place a small mask over your nose. You will breathe nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen through the mask. This will relax you and help you feel at ease. Our dentists can control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive. You will also likely receive local anesthetic at the treatment site to relieve discomfort. After your treatment is done, the gas will wear off quickly. You will be able to drive yourself home after your visit.
Let our dentists and team know if you have dental fears. We’d like to help! We encourage you to contact Advanced Dental today for more information about sedation dentistry in Mankato, Minnesota, and to schedule your next visit.