Do you feel stressed, nervous, or even anxious leading up to or during dental visits? You are not alone! Many people feel some degree of dental anxiety. Some are so nervous that they even avoid going to the dentist altogether. Here at New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, our dentists and team are happy to work with you to ensure your comfort and ease during your appointments. That is why we offer sedation dentistry in Amherst, New Hampshire. What is sedation dentistry, you may ask? Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help patients relax and feel calm during dental procedures. There are several types of sedation available. Speak with our dentists to find out which option is best for you.
Nitrous oxide, which is commonly called laughing gas, is a very common form of dental sedation. A small mask is placed over your nose and mouth, through which you breathe the nitrous oxide. This form of sedation will not put you to sleep, but will reduce your anxiety. Nitrous oxide will wear off quickly after your dental appointment and you will be able to drive yourself home.
With oral sedation, you are given a pill to take before your appointment to relax you. The dosage can vary with this type of sedation. As with nitrous oxide, you will be awake during your procedure, but not nervous.
If IV sedation is chosen for your specific case, the sedative will be injected directly into a vein. Our dentists can provide a deeper level of sedation with IV sedation. You will remain awake, but will be less aware of the dental procedure.
We encourage you to contact our office at 603-672-6546 today to learn more about sedation dentistry and to schedule your next visit.