Dental-related phobia is a common problem among patients of all ages, many of whom even skip much-needed appointments because they can’t bear the thought of sitting in the treatment chair. At Michel Dental, creating a comfortable atmosphere for each patient is one of our team’s top priorities. If our friendly, gentle nature just isn’t enough to calm your nerves, our professional sedation techniques should be able to do the job, creating a relaxing environment where even the most extensive procedures can be carried out smoothly. Don’t hesitate to contact either of our locations today if you’d like to learn more.
Oral conscious sedation involves the use of medication to reach a relaxed state. Our team will provide the prescription as well as detailed instructions for when to take it before your appointment is set to begin. While patients will not be rendered unconscious, the effect may be strong enough that they don’t remember much about their experience after recovering. Please keep in mind when choosing oral conscious sedation that you will need a trusted escort to bring you both to and from Michel Dental for your own safety.
Nitrous oxide (also regularly referred to as “laughing gas”) is a mild sedative that’s administered through a nasal mask while the patient is in the treatment chair. It’s safe for children and adults alike, and the positive effects begin after just minutes of exposure. Patients may feel lighter or like they’re spinning slowly while still remaining fully conscious; others become very content or even euphoric! Better yet, the effects wear off just as quickly once we’ve removed the mask. This means that you don’t have to schedule for any downtime and can return to your regular routine with minimal waiting.
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