Dental anxiety and fear are a common occurrence in patients of all ages, including adults. Having an uncomfortable and extreme emotional response to visiting your dentist in Belmont can keep you from receiving the dental care and treatments that you need to keep your oral health on the right track. At EyeSmile Optometry & Dental Care of Belmont, we offer two sedation methods that can help you feel relaxed while you’re looking after the health of your smile.
If you have an upcoming appointment that you feel anxious about, we can suggest oral conscious sedation. Before you get to our office, we’ll have you take a prescribed pill that will allow you to feel relaxed and comfortable by the time your appointment starts. The effects last for awhile, so you will need a trusted friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up from your visit.
For children and adults who have mild to moderate anxiety surrounding visiting the dentist, we also offer fast-acting nitrous oxide sedation that is administered when you arrive at our office. We’ll place a small nose mask on you so you can easily breathe in the colorless and odorless gas. Within a few minutes, you’ll feel the effects begin to kick in. After your treatment, we’ll remove the mask and the effects will quickly wear off, allowing you to drive home after your appointment.
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