Fear of the dentist is, unfortunately, all too commonplace. In fact, dental phobia keeps thousands of people of all ages away from the dentist no matter the cost. But no one should neglect his or her oral health as this automatically adds a higher risk for serious decay, gum disease, and, consequently, poor overall health. If you or someone in your family actively avoids the dentist out of fear or anxiety, consider sedation dentistry. Dentistry at Windermere offers nitrous oxide sedation.
With oral sedation, we will prescribe a mild sedative to be taken by mouth just before your appointment. This relaxes you while allowing you to remain conscious during your treatment so you can answer any questions the doctor may have. It will be necessary for you to make arrangements to be picked up after the procedure, as the effects of oral sedation take time to wear off.