Are you suffering from dental anxiety when you go to get your teeth examined? Does heavy stress and fear weigh on your mind and turn oral health treatments into a scary and ominous dark cloud above your life? Depending on the dosage and treatment prescribed, your dentist can administer a variety of sedatives to lower your stress, or even put you asleep.
For a less intense form, laughing gas can be applied. Laughing gas consists of nitrous oxide that forms a gaseous mixture that helps relax a patient and put them in a much better mood. This is often the ideal sedative for those with high anxiety or stress.
A slow-acting yet effective form of sedation is oral sedation. Although it may take up to an hour to take effect, the dosage can be adjusted to go from a relaxing feel up to being totally asleep.
For a fast-acting form of sedation, a sedative applied directly into your bloodstream can be used intravenously. Because it directly enters your bloodstream, the effects are nearly instantaneous, with dosages being altered and monitored as necessary.
Whichever oral services you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Catalina Phan and our team here at Campbell Dental Care in our dentist office in Campbell, California, are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at 408-364-1122. Our team of oral health care superheroes are here to help!