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Did you know that about 40 million Americans suffer from dental anxiety? Sadly, this anxiety can make some people hesitant to visit the dentist. However, avoiding the dentist can be detrimental to your oral health, especially over time. Fortunately, there are a few things you could do to overcome this anxiety, including sedation dentistry.

For many patients, our team could recommend nitrous oxide, which is often referred to as laughing gas. This form of sedation dentistry is a viable option for both children and adults. This is an extremely popular option because laughing gas has few side effects and wears off quickly after treatment. If you use laughing gas, you probably won’t fall asleep, but you will be in a relaxed state for your treatment.

Another sedation option that’s commonly chosen is oral sedation. Oral sedation involves taking a n oral medication before your visit to ensure that you are completely relaxed once your treatment begins. This is a great option for longer treatments. However, please note that you will need a ride home from the office if this is your choice, as it takes longer to wear off.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of sedation dentistry? Would you like to learn about other options for overcoming sedation? If so, please feel free to contact Mill Creek General Dentistry at 425-337-5549. We look forward to hearing from you soon!