Going to the dentist can be nerve-racking. Some people even have a hard time thinking about going to the dentist and avoid it, which can lead to the deterioration of oral and dental health. If you're someone who's afraid of the dentist or suffers from some sort of anxiety at the thought of visiting your doctor, then you should discover how your dentists, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma, in Frederick, MD can help relieve your anxiety.
Methods of Sedation:
There are several methods of sedation used by your Fredrick dentists. If you feel sleep dentistry is something you should consider, then here are a few options to consider when meeting with your dentist to discuss sedation:
- Oral sedation: Individuals who opt for oral sedation are given a combination of medications the night before and or the morning of the appointment based on the anxiety level of the patient. This will induce a state of relaxation and level of sleep and when the patient is relaxed the procedures the patient is scheduled for are performed. The patient can be sedated through the whole procedure and when they wake up, the dental treatment will already be over. Note that someone will have to drive you to and back from the dentist's office if this is your choice. This is a very common choice for those who are afraid to go to the dentist.
- Nitrous oxide: Oxygen is mixed with the nitrous oxide and is inhaled by the patient through a mask that's put over their face. The sedative, also known as laughing gas, will not put you to sleep but can help you relax.
If you're interested in finding out more about sedation dentistry from your Fredrick, MD, dentists, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma, then give them a call at (301) 624-1001. Both doctors are here to help you with your sedation dentistry inquiries.