Dental anxiety is a very common fear. Some patients avoid needles and the possibility of pain. Others have suffered a bad experience in the dental chair. Unfortunately, the resulting fear can lead to an avoidance of getting routine oral care. Without regular visits, minor dental health issues become major problems. For that reason, our Phoenix dentist and staff are committed to providing patient comfort. If fear of dentists is standing in the way of your good oral health, contact our Phoenix dental office and ask about how sedation dentistry can help.
At All Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix we offer multiple methods of sedation dentistry:
General anesthesia (conscious) and IV sedation are both safe and effective ways of managing moderate to severe dental anxiety. Our trained dental team in Phoenix uses pulse oximetry, CO2 monitors, EKG, pre-cordial stethoscopes and other types of advanced monitoring equipment to put our patients at ease.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is commonly used at All Smiles Dental Care because it quickly enters and exits the system. Your Phoenix dentist administers nitrous oxide through a face mask. Patients at All Smiles Dental Care breath in the calming gas and experience a euphoric feeling within minutes. Fear and anxiety are instantly eliminated. Once the mask is removed, the effects begin to wear off immediately. Since the effects do not linger you can drive yourself home after the procedure. You will avoid the hassle of having to make arrangements for a ride.
Even All Smiles Dental Care patients with a moderate level of anxiety can benefit from oral sedation dentistry. Your dentist in Phoenix will give you a pill to be taken an hour prior to your scheduled appointment. By the time you get to the office, you will feel comfortable and relaxed. You should expect to feel a bit drowsy. Oral sedation in Phoenix is a great solution for fearful patients who tend to avoid dental treatments and IV injections.