Sedation Dentistry

Many people fear the dentist and horror stories associated with dental care. We now have an answer to that fear and it’s as simple as taking a little happy pill before you arrive for your appointment and having a friend or family member drive you to your appointment and home.

Dentistry has come so far with our ability to give patients a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.If you are one of the dental fear patient’s we can promise you a visit free from anxiety and pain. This is accomplished by blocking your sensations of pain with local anesthetics and by giving you medication to relax you.

When you are afraid of the dentist your guard goes up and your pain threshold goes down- even sounds bother you… If this describes you – you might make the perfect sedation patient. Oral sedatives require no needles and are a pill swallowed or placed under your tongue. Sounds too good to be true- having a pain free dental experience and finally that healthy pretty smile you have always dreamed of. Talk to Dr. Richards and find out for yourself how easy it can be.

A second alternative is Nitrous Oxide –an Inhalation Conscious Sedation which in laymen’s terms is called laughing gas. Nitrous Oxide has been around for over 100 years in dentistry and used by most dentists. It is administered through a nose cone placed over your nose. Oxygen is mixed with Nitrous Oxide for the patient to breath in.– It produces a relaxed light headed euphoric feeling with no hang over effect. It wears off quickly and all other body functions remain normal during its use. It is a very safe sedative used only for anxiety.

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