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.
Oral Sedation Dentistry Step out from under the shadow of fear and into the calm of sedation dentistry. There are safe and time-tested options available to ensure that you have a positive and painless dental experience. Your apprehension and hypersensitivity to pain melt away, yet you remain awake and in control… Read Article
- Overcoming Dental Fear & Anxiety Do you feel relatively calm before your dental appointment or are you a little nervous about a visit to the dental office? Do you worry about it days or weeks before the appointment? Are you actually terrified of it? Whichever end of this spectrum you might be on, you are not alone. It’s possible, even for those who are the most afraid, to reduce that fear and to learn to have treatment in a way that feels calm and safe. Here’s how… Read Article
- Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine. It is safe, effective and has totally revolutionized pain control. Without local anesthesia, some dental procedures would be quite stressful for all involved. It’s good for you and for your dental professionals… Read Article