Do you need dental work, but you're afraid of the dentist? Does anxiety strike at the mere thought of stepping foot into a dental office? If you answered yes, worry no longer, as Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL offers two forms of sedation that will help you relax and be able to get through your dental procedure with ease! Here at Sweet Water Dentistry, we like to make sure that each patient is as comfortable and relaxed as possible before we begin with any dental procedure. This begins with earning the patient's trust, and getting the patients comfortable with us. We strive to establish a loving patient relationship with each patient that walks into our office door. This article will give you some insight about the different types of sedation that we can offer you to help ease your mind about coming to the dentist. Both methods of sedation offered here at Sweet Water Dentistry are conscious sedation, and require no needles.
The first method of sedation that we offer to nervous patients is nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation method that is combined with oxygen and administered through a mask. You simply breathe in the nitrous oxide and keep it on during the entirety of your dental procedure. Nitrous oxide does not put you to sleep, although it could make you tired. Nitrous oxide is also commonly known as "laughing gas" because it sends you into a state of euphoria. Another method of sedation we offer here at Sweet Water Dentistry is oral sedation. With oral sedation, Dr. Greer prescribes you with an oral sedation pill that you will need to bring to the office and only take it under the direct supervision of Dr. Greer. This type of sedation will also make you tired, but is not intended to put you to sleep. The state of euphoria with oral sedation will last for a few hours, so you will have to have someone available to bring you to and from your dental appointment. If you are in need of dental work, but you are afraid of the dentist, call us at Sweet Water Dentistry and ask about the right sedation method for you.
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