Dental phobia is characterized by fear and anxiety and causes millions of people to avoid going to the dentist, often leading to serious dental problems and conditions. Sedation dentistry is a technique we use at Vassey Dental Partners to ease anxiety and overcome dental phobia.
We offer several dental sedation options for patients including: Oral Sedation, Inhalation (Nitrous Oxide) Sedative and Intravenous (IV) Sedation. Sedation dentistry must be practiced under an experienced and knowledgeable staff to ensure the safety of the patient.
Sedation dentistry is also called “sleep dentistry”, but the name is misleading because the patient actually remains “awake” and conscious throughout the procedure. Dental sedation works by relaxing the nerves that cause anxiety. Depending on the individual patient and the prescribed treatment, our dentist will select an appropriate dental sedation. Children who are nervous or afraid of dental procedures may be administered nitrous oxide, making them more relaxed and cooperative during the procedure.
Dental sedation is safe, fast and effective. Our doctors can often perform more dental work during a procedure when a patient undergoes sedation dentistry, saving the patient time and money from additional visits.
Don’t avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Contact us and schedule your appointment to find out if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.