Millions of Americans stress out when the time comes for a dental appointment. We call this dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. Many such patients have benefitted from sedation dentistry, at Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA.
Some of the people coping with anxiety would rather skip the dentist than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.
There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.
Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer three types:
- Iatrosedation. This is a modern approach that can reduce anxiety and fear without using medication. Dr. Patel has been trained to use her voice, mannerisms, and actions to induce a state of relaxation in our patients.
- Nitrous oxide. You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
- Oral conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
Never compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA may be just for you. We’ve helped people all over Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula, who also come to us for our general holistic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!