Don’t Let Fear Destroy Your Oral Health
Welcome to another February edition of the Advanced Dental Of Las Cruces blog! Thanks for stopping by our online home. What is on your mind today?
…haunted by bad dental experiences from your past?
…afraid of confronting the reality of your health?
…anxious about returning to the dentist after so much time?
…ready to get back on-track?
…looking for a dentist in New Mexico that you can trust to put you at ease?
Then you are in luck! Our compassionate team can provide you with a comfortable environment and gentle dental services. We will be here to help you turn your situation around, no matter how long you have been away from the dentist’s chair. And we won’t add insult to injury by lecturing you about the state of affairs in your mouth.
The thing is, avoiding the dentist may be the easy thing to do in the short run, but eventually you will have a reckoning. It is always better to regularly receive the professional cleanings that keep tartar and plaque from causing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other bad things in your mouth.
Plus, our thorough exams will give you an early warning when there are emerging causes for concern. We can tell you a lot from these checkups and even spot signs of cancer. You wouldn’t want to go on ignoring your health and end up with painful and costly treatments to clean up the mess.
Still, we know that dental anxiety is a serious condition. That’s why we want to help you put your fears to rest and get the treatment you deserve!
We Are On Your Side
Maybe you had a horrific experience with a previous dentist or a painful encounter with a dental drill. But you can rest assured that you won’t get treated badly by us. On the contrary, we actually want to help create new, positive memories for you to take with you moving forward.
At Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, we try our best to provide an inviting atmosphere for our honored guests. We pay attention to what you are saying. And, more importantly, we are happy to offer sedation dentistry as a way to make you feel more relaxed and less anxious about your dental procedure.
That doesn’t sound so bad, right?
Yet, you might be wondering what sedation dentistry involves and what your options are. No matter what sort of procedure you are coming in for, while you are at Advanced Dental, you will be able to choose between nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation methods.
Relax With Laughing Gas
This is our basic and most universal sedation dentistry option. 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 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 you were doing before.
In our experience, nitrous oxide has been effective for patients of all ages and is an extremely popular dental sedation method around here.
Oral Sedation Takes It Deeper
Everyone is different in their preferences, anxiety levels, and fears. Oral sedation takes sedation dentistry to the next level for those that need it. This method comes in the form of a pill and is used to treat more intense feelings of anxiety.
In the event that this is the most reasonable option for you, we will give you a prescription to fill prior to your appointment.
As with laughing gas, 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. Perfect, right?
Keep in mind that its effects do last a bit longer than those of nitrous oxide, which is why we say that, for this level of sedation, you will want to line-up someone to drive you to and from our office. The sedative will take time to completely wear off.
Reclaim Your Oral Health
We hope that you will be inspired by this blogpost to reclaim your oral health! Even if it has been awhile since your last dental appointment, our only goal is to get you back on-track as quickly as possible. So, don’t put it off any longer!
Contact our Las Cruces, NM dentist’s office today to learn more about sedation dentistry and get started!