Does anyone truly look forward to going to the dentist? Probably not, but most people understand it’s part of taking care of ourselves – just like going to the doctor for regular physicals. Once in the dental chair, you just get through it.
Unfortunately there are many people that are terrified at the thought of a simple visit to the dentist. Does this sound like you? Maybe you had a bad experience as a child or a more serious issue that caused a lot of pain or trauma as an adult. Whatever the case, fear of the dentist can be paralyzing and those that have it find themselves doing almost anything to avoid a routine dental visit.
Relax… We Can Help with Sedation Dentistry
At Hylan Dental Care of Aurora, we take your concerns seriously and are here to help by providing sedation options that are safe and effective. You’ll be completely relaxed and before you know it, your appointment will be over.
Oral sedation – We’ll give you a pill to take before your treatment that will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. With this type of sedation you’ll be able to respond to requests (opening or closing your mouth), and yet be so relaxed that you will likely not remember much about your appointment. You will need to have someone come to the appointment with you to drive you home.
Nitrous oxide – Also known as “laughing gas” you’ll breath this in through as mask placed over your nose. As you begin to relax, the dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly so you will be able to drive yourself home or back to work once your procedure is done.
Dental fear is real. Don’t let it get in the way of good oral health and routine dental care. Let us help make your visit as painless as possible with a sedation option that is right for you… call us or make an appointment online.