Are You Dreading Your Next Dental Visit? Imagine Sleeping Through It at Our Phoenixville Office Serving Phoenixville, Pa. and Surrounding Communities.
If you get nervous before a dental visit you’re not alone. Many people feel anxiety even at the thought of the dentist. There are now several methods of sedation that will help you feel more relaxed, making your visit more pleasant. Our dentists can talk you through your options and help you make the decision on which sedative is best for you. You should know our dentists are certified, practiced and skilled at administering sedation. Sedation dentistry may also be a solution for you if you have difficulty getting numb or are susceptible to an extreme gag reflex.
Your safe and effective sedation choices at Phoenixville Dental include:
- Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
- IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.
We find our anxious patients feel more at ease during their dental procedure with the use of sedation dentistry. We assure you the treatment is safe, and you will be closely monitored throughout the process. As after all medical procedures that require oral or IV sedation, it is required that you have a friend or family member provide transportation to and from your appointment.
The dentists at Phoenixville Dental want you to have a pleasant, relaxed experience. If you would like to get a better understanding of your sedation dentistry options, please call us at (610) 933-3717 to schedule an appointment at our Phoenixville Dental office located at 833 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.