At Go Natural Dentistry, we “cater to cowards!” We understand that visiting a dental professional may bring about some anxieties. Some patients deal with a strong gag reflex, while others do not like having others in their personal space. Many patients fear pain and will avoid visiting the dentist regularly due to this deep-seated fear. When patients visit Go Natural Dentistry and speak to Dr. Yolanda Cintron about their anxieties surrounding dental offices, they may want to take the time to learn about sedative methods available.
At Go Natural Dentistry, we offer:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
A popular option for patients with mild to moderate anxieties is that of oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation uses medication that is taken before the dental appointment to calm a patient down and make them feel at ease. Patients are transported to the dental office by a friend or family member. This individual is also responsible to transport the patient back home after the visit, as patients are unable to operate a motor vehicle during the first 24 hours.
During an appointment with oral conscious sedation, patients are able to listen to requests, answer questions, and can even get up to use the bathroom. They are coherent during their entire appointment though some patients become so relaxed they fall asleep in the chair. Once patients are done with their appointment, they are taken back home to rest, and patients will wake up feeling refreshed with their dental work complete. Many patients do not recall the appointment at all. This entire process makes for a positive experience at the dental office that can be achieved with oral conscious sedation.
Patients interested in learning more about oral conscious sedation and other methods of reducing fears and anxieties are welcome to contact Go Natural Dentistry regarding oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide sedation for their next dental visit.