Are you nervous about seeing the dentist? Whether it is due to a general dental anxiety, or the scope of restorative work you need, the great news is that sedation dentistry could likely help. There are a number of sedation options that most dentists provide, and for the vast majority of patients these are effective ways of calming fears and also keeping patients comfortable throughout their dental treatment. If you find yourself needing to visit the dentist but a bit nervous about it, it’s time to talk to your dentist about how sedation dentistry could help.
Most Patients Can Benefit from Dental Sedation
Dental services don’t have to be scary, and for many patients sedation is a safe way of coping with anxiety or discomfort. Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is one minimally invasive and effective way of dealing with the nerves associated with dental treatment. It can be administered during the dental visit, and goes into affect quickly. It has a calming effect, and it also wears off quickly allowing most patients to return to work or school after treatment.
Oral sedatives are another effective way of addressing most dental anxiety. They can be taken prior to a dental visit, to help keep you calm leading up to the appointment and during the treatment.
Enjoy Comfortable Treatment and Improved Oral Health
Another great benefit of modern dentistry is that it is designed to be comfortable after treatment, as well, allowing patients to return to enjoying meals without worrying about their oral health causing discomfort or even pain. Prompt restorative treatment can also help to prevent exposure to bacteria that could lead to tooth infections.
Is Your Smile In Need of Treatment?
Do you need restorative dental treatment? If so, what is keeping you from receiving the treatment your smile needs? Call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry on Cypresswood Drive at 281-320-2000 to schedule a restorative consultation. Located in Spring, TX, we also proudly serve the residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities.