What to Expect With Sedation Dentistry

Many people feel a bit of fear or trepidation when visiting the dentist. It doesn’t matter how great your dentist is; for some reason, getting dental treatments triggers anxiety in some people. If you’re one of the millions of people who get anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist, you should know thatsedation dentistry in Medina, OH, is available at Evanko Dental Group of Medina. Sedation dentistry has proven to be safe and effective. Here’s what you can expect.

Choice of Sedation

There are several different types of sedation. At Evanko Dental Group of Medina, we offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used for decades all around the world. It is administered through a breathing apparatus that fits over your mouth and nose.

The Effects

Nitrous oxide is a very gentle form of sedation. It allows the patient to relax during the dental treatment. Feelings of fear and anxiety fade away into the background. There is a little bit of analgesic effect, as well, so the pain and discomfort also fade away.

What It’s Like

Having nitrous oxide is like having a sensation of relaxation wash over you. It may be compared to how you feel when you relax or unwind after a hard day, sinking into the couch or enjoying a warm, relaxing bath. It’s very similar to feelings of relaxation that you may have in everyday life.

What It’s Not Like

Nitrous oxide does not feel like a “high” from drugs. It doesn’t cause auditory or visual hallucinations. If you have had alcohol addictions in the past, you should know that nitrous oxide contains no alcohol, and the effects are not similar to feelings of being “drunk.”

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Sedation dentistry offers benefits to both patients and dentists:
  • easier treatment sessions
  • fewer feelings of anxiety
  • more relaxed so a dentist can work faster without interruptions
  • more likely to visit the dentist regularly
  • less likely to avoid going to the dentist
  • chance for better oral health over the long term

When you visit your Evanko Dental Group of Medina dentists, ask about sedation dentistry. You can make the decision during your appointment, based on the information you receive at the time. Contact us today to learn more.

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