Now that Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us, it is probably a good time to reflect upon all the things we have to be grateful for here in Las, Cruces, NM. Having a good dentist certainly comes to mind! Alright, at Advanced Dental of Las Cruces, we are probably a bit biased. But in all seriousness, having a dentist that you can trust is extremely important.
We realize that some of you would rather do just about anything besides visiting the dentist. That is not a good situation for your continued wellbeing. You probably realize that but are still paralyzed by fear nonetheless. This is a very real condition known as dental anxiety. It can be tricky to work around dental anxiety, but it is definitely not an insurmountable obstacle. Especially when your health is at stake.
Our team is well aware of the issues involved. In fact, we have some great strategies for accommodating patients who need a little extra help relaxing.
We Are Here For You
In our Las Cruces dental office, we make every effort to create a welcoming atmosphere for our patients. We always view you as unique and important individuals rather than just names and numbers on charts.
Plus, we are excited to be able to provide sedation dentistry services as a way to make you feel more at ease and less worried about your appointments at Advanced Dental.
So far, so good, right?
Yet, you may be interested to know what sedation dentistry entails and what your available options are.
No matter what sort of procedure you will be receiving, you will be able to choose between nitrous oxide and oral sedation methods to calm your nerves.
Nitrous Oxide Will Ease Your Fears
For our basic sedation technique, Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”) is delivered to you through a mask that fits over your nose. This 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 your daily schedule necessitates.
Nitrous Oxide is appropriate and effective for patients of any age and is an extremely popular dental sedation method among the patients in our Las Cruces, NM dental office.
Oral Sedation Kicks It Up A Notch
If you have a more severe case of dental anxiety, we’ve got you covered. Oral sedation takes sedation dentistry to the next level and it is delivered in pill form.
In the event that we determine that this is the right option for you, we will give you a prescription to fill prior to your appointment.
Like 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.
The calming effects do last a lot longer than those of nitrous oxide, which is why we insist that you will need to find someone to drive you to and from our office so the sedative has plenty of time to wear off.
With this method you will probably forget why you were ever afraid in the first place!
Restore Your Health Today
Even if it has been a long time since your last dental appointment, we can help you get back on track quickly and painlessly.
Our sedation dentistry options allow the team here at Advanced Dental to provide you with a positive, comfortable dentistry experience.
Contact our Las Cruces, NM dentist’s office today to get started!