Many people are extremely nervous about going to the dentist and even more so when having cosmetic dental procedures performed.
Sedation is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia.
As a dental spa, we try to instill an “organic” type of sedation and relaxation for our patients. By having a full-time massage therapist in the office, she is able to give patients head & neck massages, hand & arm massages, or foot massages while in the dental chair. This combined with an aromatherapy neck pillow and candles and a soothing sound massage vibrating through the chair, patients are able to more naturally relax and have less anxiety about the dental procedures being performed.
For those patients who prefer to be sedated during their dental procedures, nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) is the most commonly used sedation technique. It helps relax patients by inhaling a gas administered through the nose. Many of our patients report that it helps them feel both comfortable and less nervous.
Some patients need to be calmed before they get to the office. In these instances we can prescribe an oral medication to be taken prior to their appointment to help them relax.
If you have any questions about our sedation techniques, feel free to contact us. We are happy to assist you.