If going to the dentist causes knots in your stomach, you should know that you're not the only one who feels this way. Millions of Americans experience fear or anxiety when it comes to their dental appointments, but the good news is that sedation dentistry can help.
Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide can deliver relief almost immediately and put you right at ease. It works quickly, as it enters your system as gas you breathe in during your procedure. It also exits your system when the mask is taken off, so it's safe for you to drive home and resume your daily activities.
Nitrous can be used during many different types of procedures, and it's safe for children to use as well.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation provides deeper relaxation for patients who may have severe anxiety, multiple complex procedures to complete during one appointment, or special needs. It is delivered through medication taken one hour before your procedure, and many patients feel as if they're sleeping even though they remain conscious and responsive.
Due to the nature of this medication, patients will need to arrange transportation to and from their appointment and plan on resting for the remainder of the day after their procedure.
A Dedicated Team
Dr. Robertson has built a reputation over the years as Orange County's "Pain-Free Dentist." He and his team have a lot of experience helping patients get much needed dental care with dental sedation and other relaxation techniques. You will find that Dr. Robertson is attentive, gentle, and caring, which puts most patients at ease right away.
If you have avoided the dentist due to fear or anxiety, we encourage you to contact our office to learn more about sedation dentistry in Irvine and how it can benefit you.