Dental anxiety is very common! Whether it’s a fear of needles, a gag reflex, a resistance to common numbing methods, sensitivity to smell, or a traumatic visit with a former dentist, our team has extensive experience addressing that stress and calming nerves.
For those with light levels of anxiety, we offer blankets and neck pillows, headphones, and iPads for movies/TV. Sometimes a little entertainment and the comforts of home are all it takes!
For those with more moderate levels of anxiety, we can administer nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”). Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
For those with moderate to extreme levels of anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation dentistry. It’s so important to maintain your dental visits without intense feelings of dread or fear! By using oral conscious sedation methods, our team is able to keep you calm throughout your entire procedure. You will be responsive, but you will not be burdened with the anxiety that sometimes accompanies patients when they go to the dentist for examination and treatment.
Thousands of people just like you have utilized sedation dentistry to face their fears and take better care of their teeth, gums, and mouths. Sedation is completely safe and does not have any negative side effects or medical contraindications, so you do not have to worry about unforeseen complications with other prescription medications you may be taking. If you do plan on utilizing sedation at your next appointment, please let our team know during scheduling and make arrangements for a relative or friend to drive you to and from the office.
At Modern Touch Dental we use the most advanced oral conscious sedation methods to ensure maximum comfort. You will be responsive during your entire visit, but you will not be burdened with the anxiety that sometimes accompanies patients when they go to the dentist for examination and treatment.