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Sedation Dentistry

Makes Dental Nerves Melt Away

At Premier Care Dental, we see nervous patients every day, and by taking time to answer their questions and using a light touch, we’re often able to ally most dental fears. However, for those patients who still need a little help to feel comfortable in the chair, we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry. With the techniques outlined below, we’ll be able to take the stress out of your dental care and protect you from pain all at the same time. Would you like to use sedation at your next appointment? To learn more about it, contact us today.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Hand holding a tablet pill

If you’re the type of person who experiences mild to moderate dental phobia, or even if you’ve avoided going to the dentist for years, oral conscious sedation may be what you need to finally get the dental care you deserve. Dr. Singer will prescribe you a pill to take about an hour before your scheduled visit so that by the time you actually make it to our office and sit in the chair, you’ll be completely physically and mentally relaxed. You’ll remain awake and be able to respond to commands, but time will fly by very quickly, and you’ll likely have little to no memory of your appointment afterward.

This approach can also help those patients who want to have multiple procedures completed in one well-planned appointment to save time. If you choose to use it, we do require that a friend or family member drive you to and from the office the day of your appointment as well as keep an eye on you for a few hours afterward.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Patient with nitrous oxide mask

Do you just need a little help to take the edge off of your dental nerves? If so, then nitrous oxide sedation could be right for you. With this, all a patient has to do is wear a small nasal mask and breathe in the colorless, odorless gas, and this will bring on a feeling of lightness, happiness, and also lower their ability to feel discomfort. The mask will remain on for the entire appointment, and once it is removed, a person should be able to go on with their day with no lasting drowsiness.