When you think about going to the dentist to get your teeth checked, do you feel a jolt of anxiety seize your chest? Many people do, and we can help. Here at Mill Creek General Dentistry, we offer dental sedation to assist our patients overcome their dental anxiety.
What is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is using medication to help patients relax during treatment. If can be an inhalant such as nitrous oxide, an oral sedative, or anesthesia administered through an IV. Depending on the treatment being performed and your preferences, we can adjust the level of sedation from relaxed but aware to nearly unconscious.
Who should get Sedation Dentistry?
Many people can benefit from sedation dentistry. Anyone who experiences anxiety for any reason can benefit, as well as anyone who has a low pain threshold, has trouble staying still in the dentist’s chair, has overly sensitive teeth, has a bad gag reflex, or needs extensive work done. Also, children can be given sedation if they are too scared of coming to our dentist or refuse to cooperate in the chair.
Sedation dentistry provides a fantastic opportunity for you to get the dental care you need without the anxiety you dread. To learn more, please contact Mill Creek General Dentistry in Mill Creek, Washington, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerry Olszewski.