Hello again! This is the final 2015 edition of the Advanced Dental oral health blog. We are your trusted source for dentistry-solutions in the Las Cruces, NM area. And we look forward to seeing you in the coming year. We are already booking appointments for January 2016 and beyond. So, don’t put off your checkup!
Did you know that a lion has 30 teeth that aren’t used for chewing? Four of those are used for holding its food, once it has been captured. From that point, the lion devours the meat and swallows it whole. It makes sense to be afraid of lions, especially if you are out in the African wilderness. They are scary beasts that can’t be reasoned with. And you know they won’t go easy on you.
Your Las Cruces dentist, on the other hand, is not someone to be feared. Dentists are supposed to be your partner for preserving your health and wellness all throughout your life.
Still, dental anxiety is a very real condition that afflicts many people in New Mexico.
At Advanced Dental, we certainly understand where that fear may be coming from but we wouldn’t want you to throw away your continued well being because of it.
You see, if you avoid the dentist for extended periods of time, you will not receive the professional cleanings that keep tartar and plaque from causing cavities, gum disease, and other bad things.
What’s more, you won’t get an early warning about any developing causes for concern. Our exams can catch all sort of problems even signs of cancer.
That said, what can you do when your anxiety paralyzes you into inaction?
Let our team put you at ease!
We Are Here To Help
You may have had a bad experience with a previous dentist or a painful run-in with a dental drill. But you won’t get treated poorly by us. We want to help create new, pleasant memories for you.
Here at Advanced Dental, we make every effort to provide an inviting atmosphere for our guests. We listen closely to what you are saying. Beyond that, 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 could be a workable solution, right?
Even so, you might be wondering what sedation dentistry entails and what your options are. Regardless of the treatment you are coming in for, while at Advanced Dental, you will be able to choose between nitrous oxide and oral sedation methods.
Nitrous Oxide Is A Basic Sedative
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.
While under the influence of 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.
We have found that nitrous oxide is suitable and effective for patients of any age and is an extremely popular dental sedation method among our Las Cruces patients.
Oral Sedation Kicks It Up A Notch
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.
Just like 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.
Just remember that its effects do last a bit longer than those of nitrous oxide, which is why we insist that, for this level of sedation, you will need to find someone to drive you to and from our office. The sedative will take some time to completely wear off.
Take Back Your Health
However long it has been since your last dental appointment, we just want to get you back on the good road as soon as possible.
Through one of our sedation dentistry options, the team at Advanced Dental can provide you with a positive, painless dental experience that will keep your mouth healthy and free of disease.
Contact our Las Cruces, NM dentist’s office today to learn more and get started!
We can’t wait to see you!