Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans. For some people it’s so strong that they avoid going to the dentist altogether. That might seem rational enough: why do something when you know it’s going to upset you? The problem with that, of course, is that they’re putting their dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry from Mirelez Wellness Dental can help.
The reasons some people get anxious just thinking about a checkup and cleaning include having sharp scrapers in their mouths, and the fear of injections. We take these concerns seriously, and offer these patients two sedation options: laughing gas, and oral conscious sedation.
- Laughing Gas Laughing gas has been used in dentistry for more than a hundred years. It may or may not make you laugh, but it is safe and effective. It also wears off quickly.
- Oral conscious sedation. This is a sedative, in pill form. You take it an hour or so before your scheduled procedure. It does not usually make patients sleep, but it will make you very drowsy. You won’t be very aware of what’s going on around you, and will need a ride home afterward.
Skipping the dentist puts your dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry is valuable, because it can get you here when your instincts may be to skip your appointment, or not even make one. Better to have a little help getting through a procedure than getting a mouth full of cavities, or worse.
Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Make an appointment with Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno today. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and are a holistic practice. Make an appointment with us today.