Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Why We Would Recommend Conscious Sedation During Your Appointment

We know that going to the dentist can be frightening for some individuals. It’s called dental phobia, and it’s something millions of Americans experience. At our practice, we use conscious sedation to help our patients feel anxiety-free and relaxed during their treatment. If you suffer from dental phobia, Dr. Whyte may recommend conscious sedation after reviewing your medical history.

Types of Conscious Sedation Dentistry at Parham Dental Group

There are several reasons to use nitrous oxide (commonly called laughing gas). It has been the primary way that doctors have helped relieve patients from anxiety. The gas is administered through a face mask, and you inhale it through your nose. As the anesthetic begins to work, you’ll feel a bit groggy and desensitized. Patients who choose to use nitrous are able to resume normal daily activities by the time the treatment is finished.

The next level of conscious sedation is oral sedation, which does not require the use of needles. There are a variety of different medications that we provide here at Parham Dental Group. It will be up to your medical history and the recommendation of Dr. Whyte to decide which one will be your best choice. Oral conscious sedation requires that you have a ride home from your appointment. You’ll want to have a trustworthy family member or friend take you home.

Rest Easy About Your Treatment with Parham Dental Group

No matter what your dental experience has been in the past, we are confident that your experience here at Parham Dental Group will be a comfortable and anxiety-free one. If you suffer from dental anxiety, please give us a call at (804) 747-0105 or email us. We’re confident we have a solution that will relieve you of dental anxiety and help your experience here at Parham Dental Group be pleasant.