This is definitely the season when people confront their fears. Are you afraid of something lurking in the dark? What about suspenseful movies? Black cats? Ghosts? How do you feel about your Las Cruces dentist?
All kidding aside, dental anxiety is a real issue that afflicts millions of Americans and prevents them from receiving the oral health care they deserve.
At Advanced Dental of las Cruces, NM, we understand where that fear may be coming from but we wouldn’t want you to throw away your continued well being because of it.
When you avoid the dentist for prolonged periods, you will not receive the professional cleanings that keep tartar and plaque from causing cavities, gum disease, and worse. Plus, you won’t get a head’s up on any developing causes for concern. Our exams can catch all sort of maladies even signs of cancer.
Still, what are you to do when your anxiety paralyzes you into inaction?
Let us help!
We Are On Your Side
At Advanced Dental, we make every effort to provide an inviting atmosphere for our guests.
What’s more, we are happy to offer sedation dentistry as a way to make you feel more relaxed and less anxious about your visits to our office.
That doesn’t sound so bad, right?
Still, you might be wondering what sedation dentistry entails and what your options are.
Whatever sort of treatment you are facing, while at Advanced Dental, you will be able to choose between nitrous oxide and oral sedation methods.
Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”) is delivered to you through a mask that fits over your nose.
It is a great solution for patients who have a mild fear of the dentist.
With Nitrous Oxide, you will remain fully awake, though completely relaxed, and once it is over, you can get right back to whatever you need to accomplish for the day.
Nitrous Oxide is suitable and effective for patients of any age and is an extremely popular dental sedation method among our Las Cruces, NM dental patients.
Oral Sedation For Serious Fears
Oral sedation takes sedation dentistry to the next level. This method comes in the form of a pill and is used to treat more intense feelings of anxiety.
If this is the best option for you, we will give you a prescription to fill prior to your appointment.
As with Nitrous Oxide, the oral sedation method will allow you to remain awake during your time here, though you may not remember any of dental procedures you experienced.
It is important to note that its effects do last a bit longer than those of nitrous oxide.
That is why we insist that, for this level of sedation, you will need to find someone to drive you to and from our office so the sedative has sufficient time to wear off.
Get Back On Track Today
No matter how long it has been since your last dental appointment, we want to get you back on track as soon as possible.
With our sedation dentistry options, the team at Advanced Dental can provide you with a positive, pain-free dental experience.
Contact our Las Cruces, NM dentist’s office today to learn more!