If you experience stress, anxiety or worry at the prospect of receiving dental care, you are not alone. Fear keeps many people from accessing the essential dental care they require. Dr. William Walden and the rest of our care team want to make your treatment experience as pleasant as possible. This is why we offer sedation dentistry to Chandler AZ area patients. We go the extra mile to ensure that your next visit with us a comfortable one.
Your Sedation Options
We offer several different sedation options to better meet the particular needs of every patient we treat. These include:
· Oral sedatives – This sedation is delivered with a simple pill. The pill is taken with a glass of water about an hour before the appointment. This is a good solution for patients who are scared of needles.
· Nitrous Oxide (N2O) – Sometimes called laughing gas, N2O is an odorless gas delivered through a breathing tube with a mixture of oxygen. It goes to work quickly and lasts as long as the delivery is maintained. The patient feels deeply relaxed and recovers soon after the gas is removed.
· Local anesthetic – This is an injection applied to the part of the mouth receiving treatment. The tissue will quickly become numb, so the patient does not experience any pain or discomfort. Full consciousness is maintained.
· IV conscious sedation – This sedation is best for people with pronounced dental anxiety in Chandler AZ. The patient remains conscious and can answer questions though will not remember much, if anything, about the procedure.
Dr. Walden can help you determine exactly which type of sedation is best suited for the treatment you will receive and for the level of dental anxiety you experience.
Helping You Get the Treatment You Need
Sedation dentistry is a highly effective treatment option that helps patients feel more comfortable about having dental work performed. If dental anxiety has been keeping you away from Dr. Walden, call our clinic today at (480) 376-7989 to explore our sedation options.