Relief From Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry
Do you feel anxious during dental visits? You are not alone. Many patients feel so much dental anxiety due to fear of dentistry or needles that it interferes with their ability to receive treatment. If you have been avoiding dental treatment due to dental anxiety, schedule your appointment with Dr. William Walden to experience sedation dentistry. Dr. Walden offers sedation to make treatment a possibility for patients with the following challenges:
- Severe gag reflex
- Fear of needles
- Dental anxiety caused by previous bad experiences
- Allergy to local anesthetic
- Extremely sensitive teeth and gums
- Aversion to sights, sounds, or odors involved with dental treatment
- The need for complicated or extensive dental treatment
- Medical or behavioral problems
With this method, you will take an oral sedative roughly an hour before your appointment with Dr. Walden. This will help you feel completely relaxed throughout your visit but does require that a companion drive you to and from your appointment. Drowsiness may last for several hours.
Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
Nitrous oxide is administered via a facial mask and begins to work within minutes. The odorless gas will deliver a feeling of euphoria that will last until the mask is removed. The effects wear off immediately, allowing you to drive home after your appointment.
Conscious Intravenous (IV) Sedation
When you opt for IV sedation in Chandler, AZ, Dr. Walden will administer medication intravenously to alleviate your dental anxiety. This method allows you to remain able to follow instructions during the procedure but have no memory of the procedure afterward.
Rarely utilized for dental anxiety alone, general anesthesia is incorporated into treatment when patients are immune to IV sedation drugs, in cases of extensive dental surgery, or for patients who are unable to respond and cooperate with the dentist. With this method, you will sleep through the procedure.
With sedation options, you can receive the dental care you need without the worry of fear or anxiety.
Contact Dr. Walden in Chandler, AZ today to discuss your options for sedation dentistry.