Hello and welcome to another July edition of the Advanced Dental of Las Cruces blog!
If you are looking for a gentle dentist’s office in New Mexico that knows how to ease your fears, then look no further. We won’t take your fear of the dentist personally, but we will take it seriously enough to help you work through it.
Dental anxiety is when you have an aversion to dental procedures, and want to avoid confronting the reality of your oral health.
This can stem from bad experiences with dentists in the past or a more general fear of the unknown. Regardless, our team can make better memories for you moving forward.
Keep reading to see what we can do to help, and then be sure to follow up with us to schedule your next checkup.
A Great Environment
We strive to provide a great environment and always take a welcoming approach with anyone who walks through our doors. Why does that matter? Because we can get you the kind of care you deserve.
As your partner in oral health, we will set you up with the sort of professional teeth cleanings that can keep food, tartar and plaque from causing cavities, gum disease, and so forth.
Beyond that, our comprehensive exams will give you an early warning if there are any emerging causes for concern. Even if you get bad news, it is always better to know before it is too late for conservative treatments.
The best thing about us is that we can put your fears to rest with the help of modern sedation dentistry techniques.
When you are at Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, you will be able to choose between nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation methods to help you relax.
Nitrous Oxide is our basic and most universal sedation dentistry option. The gas is delivered to you through a mask that fits comfortably over your nose. It is a great, safe solution for patients who have a mild level of anxiety.
During your nitrous oxide session, you will remain fully awake, though completely relaxed, and once it is over, you can get right back to whatever was on your plate for the day.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Your situation is unique. Anxiety levels always vary from one patient to another. That’s why we offer oral sedation as a way to take sedation dentistry to a deeper level for those who could benefit from it. This method comes in the form of a pill and is used to treat more intense feelings of anxiety.
With this method, we will give you a prescription to fill ahead of your scheduled visit.
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.
However, you will need to line-up someone to drive you to and from our office. You will be far too relaxed to take the wheel.
Get Back On-Track!
We hope you have been inspired to take back your oral health today! All you have to do is contact our Las Cruces, NM dentist’s office right away to learn more about dental sedation and get started. We’ll go easy on you, we promise!