Many individuals experience nervousness, anxiety, or even fear when they visit a dental office. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless there is no other choice. Are you one of these people? Set your fears aside! At our dental office, we offer sedation dentistry for those, like you, who suffer from dental anxiety.
Nitrous oxide, which is also known as “laughing gas,” is a great choice for lessening anxiety and increasing comfort. Nitrous oxide is very safe and will not put you to sleep. A small mask will be placed over your mouth and nose, through which the nitrous oxide is inhaled. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so you should be able to drive yourself home after your dental visit.
With oral sedation, Dr. Huang and Dr. Huang will prescribe you a pill to take about an hour before the procedure. The level of sedation varies according to the dosage prescribed. You will remain awake, but will be drowsy. Some patients become groggy enough to fall asleep during treatment, but they are easy to wake with a gentle shake.
We welcome you to contact Ninth East Dental at 801-854-9140 today for more information about our sedation options and to set up an appointment with our dentists in Provo, Utah.