Oral health is essential to the overall well-being of our patients. The health of your mouth goes together with other aspects of your wellness, such as your ability to eat and receive proper nutrition. While dentistry is very important, many patients suffer from a fear of the dentist that prevents them from receiving quality dental care.
Our team in Rochester, IN, doesn’t want this anxiety to keep you from receiving the care you deserve! Through sedation dentistry, patients can feel more relaxed during the appointment, getting them through the procedures they need to live life to the fullest. Contact our office today to learn more about how dental sedation can help during your next visit!
Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that patients inhale to produce a near immediate relaxing effect. The gas is safe and effective, making patients feel more carefree and allowing the dentist to perform the work they need to enhance your smile. The gas is delivered through a small mask placed over the patient’s nose, eliminating any feelings of nervousness or pain throughout the procedure. The sedative clears your system quickly after the appointment, making it safe for you to drive home at the end of your visit.
This form of sedation is injected into the bloodstream of the patient intravenously. The sedation takes effect quickly and makes the patient feel as if they were asleep during their procedure. Following this sedation method, it is not safe or possible for patients to drive themselves home.
In case you are uncomfortable with IV sedation due to the use of a needle, we also offer oral sedation as an alternative. This sedation is administered as a pill taken by the patient an hour or two before the procedure. The medication may cause the patient to become drowsy, but it will help them endure their treatment without discomfort. After receiving this sedative, you will need someone else to drive you home from our office.
Keeping Focus on Patient Comfort
Our goal is to make your visit to the dentist as enjoyable as possible. Throughout all facets of our work, our team cares for patients and treats them with respect. We understand that patients of any age can experience dental phobia, so if sedation is needed, we are happy to provide it. Compassion and care are key components of our commitment to keeping patients healthy, which includes encouraging them to go to the dentist regularly. For more information on the advantages of sedation or to request it for your next appointment, contact our office today!