Does the thought of dental appointments give you sweaty palms? Many people suffer from dental anxiety, and it can impact your oral health if you skip out on seeing the dentist because of it. The good news is that it’s now more comfortable than ever to receive a dental treatment thanks to sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry helps you feel completely relaxed during your procedure, so that you can maintain great oral health without feeling any pain. At Heritage Dental, we’re proud to offer these types of dental sedation here at our practice.
Commonly known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling gas that you simply inhale. It allows you to feel completely at ease yet conscious during your procedure. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off within minutes, so you won’t have to worry about feeling tired or out of it after your procedure.
Like nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation helps you feel sleepy and restful during your procedure, but you’ll be awake the whole time. All you have to do is take a prescription pill an hour before your treatment and the effects will start to kick in. The main difference between oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide is that it can take a while for the effects of the medication to wear off, so be sure to arrange for a ride home after your procedure is done.
If the Wand sounds high tech, that’s because it is! We are excited to offer one of the latest advancements in dentistry to our patients. The Wand is a computer-controlled injection device that is able to deliver a steady flow of anesthesia during your procedure, so that you don’t have to go through a painful numbing process.
Aside from sedation dentistry, Heritage Dental offers a uniquely calm atmosphere so that you immediately feel at ease in our office. Help yourself to complimentary refreshments and WiFi and enjoy your favorite show on Netflix in our treatment rooms. We want you to feel stress-free and happy to see the dentist. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry or about any of the services we offer here at Heritage Dental, don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you soon!