Anxiety free care
In our office, we offer a wide range of options to help alleviate the fear and the anxiety of patients. The most basic of these would be something like nitrous oxide, where we’re able to deliver what most patients call laughing gas to them. That essentially just relieves anxiety, slightly dissociates them away from the experience that’s happening without the lasting effects that we see in something like IV sedation. The patient’s usually able to recover right there in the chair. They’re able to drive themself home and go on with their day.
For patients that have severe anxiety, I would even say moderate to severe anxiety, with IV sedation, we’re able to alter the patient’s level of consciousness so that they’re not aware of the dentistry that’s actually being performed for them. This helps them get through the procedures that otherwise they wouldn’t be able to even think about getting through. And it’s such a benefit because as they get through these procedures, as they begin to trust us a little bit more, they’re able to walk out of here with a lot better experience than they would’ve otherwise had.