If you suffer from dental phobia, you’re not alone. Millions of adults get nervous or anxious about visiting their dentist for a variety of reasons, including bad past experiences, the overwhelming sights and sounds of the dental office, or being scared of receiving bad news. Instead of putting yourself through an overwhelming and potentially traumatic experience, ask us about options for sedation dentistry in Burien, WA. These can help you feel relaxed and comfortable while you get the oral healthcare you need to preserve your smile.
Before your appointment, we can prescribe you a pill to take to help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. That way, once you arrive at our dental office, you’ll already feel at ease. The effects kick in quickly and linger for a while, so you’ll need to arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up from your treatment. Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients who have moderate to severe dental phobia.
Patients who have mild dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex, or any disability that may make it uncomfortable to sit in a treatment chair for longer periods of time may benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. Before we begin your treatment, we’ll place a small nose mask to administer the nitrous oxide. Within minutes, you’ll feel a warm wave of relief wash over you, allowing you to feel more relaxed. Once your treatment is over, we’ll remove the mask, and the effects will quickly wear off, allowing you to go on with your day as you normally would.