Have you been hiding from the dentist? If so, you are in good company.
Many of our friends here in Las Cruces, NM have admitted to a certain level of anxiety when it comes to dentistry.
At Advanced Dental, we understand where that fear may be coming from, especially if you suspect that you might require a fair amount of work in your mouth. Still, we want you to be aware that overlooking your oral health needs is never in your best interest.
It makes sense that when you are afraid of the dentist, regardless of your reasons, you are likely to abandon your dental care altogether.
You might not realize it, but this can cause real trouble.
If you do not go to the dentist on a regular basis, you will not receive the professional cleanings that keep tartar and plaque from taking over.
Additionally, you will not know when you have decay spreading or a cavity that needs to be filled.
Moreover, there will be no early treatment available to you if you develop gum disease, and you won’t be able to catch the warning signs of other serious issues such as oral cancer.
In short, your fear of the dentist could lead to serious health complications for you.
If you are like most people, you’d probably rather not think about cavities, tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, and infections. These are not pleasant topics. But they are real and should never be ignored or avoided out of fear and anxiety.
We want you to know that entrusting your oral health to the Advanced Dental team will be a pain-free experience that will greatly benefit your overall wellness.
Relax, We Are Here To Help
We are serious about finding dental solutions that fit all of your ongoing needs.
Still, if we never see you, we won’t be much help.
That is why we make every effort to provide an inviting atmosphere and are proud to offer sedation dentistry as a way to make you feel more relaxed and less anxious about your visits to our office.
That all sounds pretty good on the surface, right? However, you might be asking yourself what sedation dentistry is really all about and what your options are.
While at Advanced Dental, you will be able to choose between Nitrous Oxide and oral sedation methods.
Nitrous Oxide Is A Gas!
Nitrous Oxide is delivered to you through a mask that goes over your nose and it is great 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 patients.
You may have even heard it referred to as “laughing gas.”
Oral Sedation Is An Easy Pill To Swallow
Oral sedation takes it to the next level. This method comes in a pill and is used to treat more intense feelings of anxiety related to dentistry.
If you decide to go this route for relaxation, 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 leave with any memory of dental procedures undertaken that day.
Its effects do last a while longer than those of “laughing gas.”
That is why we stress that, for this level of sedation, you will most definitely need to have someone drive you to and from our office so the sedative has sufficient time to wear off.
Get Your Oral Health In Order Today
Whatever you decide to do, with our safe sedation dentistry options, the team at Advanced Dental can provide you with the kind of relaxing and utterly painless dentistry that you may never have thought possible.
Contact us today to see for yourself that there is no longer any need to be afraid of the dentist.