If you are nervous about getting dental care, no matter what that work may be, don’t worry because you are not alone. According to recent studies, one in five people have a fear of going to the dentist. Thankfully, through the use of sedation dentistry techniques at the offices of Dr. Vincent Vella D.D.S, you can get the care that you need without all of the stress and anxiety that typically leads up to your appointment. That alone can be a major load off of your shoulders and can help lead to a more positive view when it comes to getting the care that you need to stay happy and healthy.
Various sedation dentistry and relaxation techniques can put the most phobic patient at rest.
Through conscious sedation for a procedure, an apprehensive patient can be treated in a relaxed way, allowing their oral health care to be completed. Conscious sedation also allows a lower stress level to be achieved for the medically compromised patient.
We offer three different types of sedation dentistry to get rid of the stress of your dental appointment.
- This is an excellent option for an extremely apprehensive patient who wants to be completely asleep for any dental procedure or a patient undergoing a lengthy surgical procedure, such as multiple implant surgery.
- The use of oral medication (Halcion) allows the patient to experience an anxiety free appointment and is mostly used for shorter procedures such as single implant placement or even dental hygiene appointments
- Patients may also know this as “laughing gas”.
- This is a significant help for relieving mild anxiety and it helps eliminate the gag reflex.
Along with Dr. Vella, you can choose the sedation dentistry method best for you based on several variables that will be discussed at your appointment.