Painless Sedation Dentistry for Patients Suffering from Dental Fear or Anxiety
Are you seeking a gentle, painless approach to dentistry because you are a victim of dental fear or anxiety that has kept you from seeing a dentist for possibly years? When you see a scheduled dental appointment coming up on the calendar, do you find excuses to either postpone or outright cancel? Are you experiencing a toothache because you’ve neglected your dental health due to the fear of drilling and treatment?
If you are thinking about seeing a dentist but are nervous about it, you should visit Dr. Anu Mohan and the team at I-Rise Dental Boutique. Patients in the Pacific Highland Ranch, California area, visit Dr. Mohan because of her gentle approach to dentistry, including affordable sedation options.
It is estimated that 9-15 percent of Americans suffer from dental phobia. If you count yourself in that group, you no longer need to postpone your next visit to the dentist, thanks to oral conscious sedation.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Depending on the options offered by your dentist, several sedation options are available for patients who fear visiting the dentist. Patients with mild anxiety may benefit from nitrous oxide, more commonly called laughing gas. This form of sedation is delivered through a mask. Because of its short half-life, nitrous oxide wears off almost immediately once the mask is removed, and you should be able to drive home afterward. For those with more severe phobia, IV sedation is a very strong option that will put the patient into a deep sleep.
When you visit us at I-Rise Dental Boutique, Dr. Anu Mohan offers oral conscious sedation as an option for patients. This form of sedation involves taking a prescribed pill about an hour prior to your appointment. The strength of the sedation can be adjusted by changing the dosage of the medication. Regardless of dosage, you will want to have a ride pre-arranged to get you home from your appointment following treatment.
Oral conscious sedation offers deep relaxation so that Dr. Mohan and our team can work on you with ease. While some patients will nap, they can be easily awakened with a friendly tap to respond to our team’s instructions. Additionally, oral conscious sedation helps speed up time so that you can undergo longer or multiple procedures simultaneously.
The Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
Sedation dentistry is excellent in helping calm your nerves so that our team can provide the level of dental care you deserve. Dr. Mohan prefers oral sedation because it is:
- Easy to administer
- Great for patients who fear needles
- Versatile and can be used for many different dental treatments
- Prevents chair fatigue for longer treatments
If you have been avoiding a visit to the dentist due to dental anxiety, you no longer need to worry.