Experiencing anxiety or unease over visiting the dentist is not uncommon. We can help ease your mind with sedation dentistry at Hollywood Family Dentistry. We make it a point to help you, as our patients, feel comfortable and at ease during your time with us.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Many people experience feelings of anxiety when visiting the dentist. And that’s okay! That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. At our office, we use sedation dentistry to help you feel less anxiety when you come see us for an appointment.
Sedation dentistry is the practice of administering relaxing medicines to help induce a feeling of calm contentment during dental procedures or treatments.
With the use of sedation dentistry, our practice is better able to serve any of you who might deal with fear or stress when you consider visiting the dentist.
Types of Sedation Dentistry at Hollywood Family Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can be effectively administered in several different ways. Depending on what you as a patient respond to the most, as well as what the procedure in question will allow, we offer two distinct types of sedation dentistry:
- Laughing Gas: Laughing gas is administered as you breathe it in through a mask covering your nose and mouth. Within minutes, your anxiety and stress will disappear as the slightly euphoric sensation brought on by the gas begins to take effect.
- IV Sedation: IV sedation won’t put you to sleep anymore than laughing gas will—it is designed to cause the same sense of peace and relaxation that laughing gas will cause, simply administered directly to the bloodstream instead.
Learn More about Sedation Dentistry Today
Curious how sedation dentistry can help you, a family member, or a loved one feel more comfortable at the dentist office? Contact us today to learn more!
Our dental professionals would love to talk to you about the types of sedation dentistry offered at Hollywood Family Dentistry. We’re here to help you have the best experience you can possibly have at our office!