Do you get anxious at the thought of going to the dentist? You’re not alone. Dental anxiety affects a lot of people.
We’re committed to helping you stay calm while you’re with us. We always take the time to explain what we are doing, and why we are doing it, so you’ll always be informed about your treatment. And if you need assistance managing your anxiety, we offer sleep dentistry solutions that will keep you relaxed.
Please be aware that you will not be able to drive after receiving sedation, so make sure you’ve got a ride home and someone to stay with you for 24 hours after your appointment.
If you’d like a moderate amount of sedation, oral sedatives can help. We’ll prescribe an anti-anxiety medication that you take before you come to our office. The medication will keep you calm while you are here.
For a higher level of relaxation, we recommend intravenous sedation. IV sedation provides an almost sleep-like relaxation during your treatment.