Can everyone have sedation dentistry?
Because we offer sedation dentistry, many of the patients who come to our office have dental anxiety. Dental anxiety can range from mild apprehension to panic attacks. We do our best to accommodate all of the patients who come to us afraid. We appreciate the opportunity to turn your negative experiences around.
Whether you can have sedation dentistry depends on your medical history. Before we administer sedatives, we will collect a complete medical history to make sure you are healthy enough for sedation.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
For most patients, nitrous oxide is very safe and has few side effects. The exceptions are pregnant patients, patients with specific lung conditions, and if you have an inner ear infection. We also offer oral sedation dentistry. Oral sedation requires a medical prescription and before we write that prescription for you, we want to make sure than none of your other medications will interact with the sedation medication. Please bring a complete list of your medicine to your consultation so that we can make sure you are completely safe during your treatment.
If you experience dental anxiety, don’t keep it a secret! When you let us know, that means that we can take the steps necessary to help you feel comfortable for your appointment.