Under normal circumstances, numbing the area to be treated is a sufficient anesthetic for most dental work. However, for various reasons, some patients want or require something stronger. This can be due to anxiety, fear of dentists, because you are unable to remain still in the chair, or simply because you have extensive work to be done in the same day. Whatever the reason, we at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. Are pleased to provide what will allow you to feel comfortable during the process of our Westwood sedation dentist performing a necessary procedure for you.
For most people, the very mention of root canal can make them tense up. That’s a perfectly natural response, although with today’s modern techniques and equipment, not to mention the superior skills and experience of our Westwood sedation dentist, you should expect to feel comfortable and have little or no pain at all. But we understand that the type of nervousness that you have may not be something you can just control. No one here will ever suggest that you “get over it.” We’re sensitive to the fact that the sound of a drill or the sight of a sharp dental instrument can provoke a feeling within you that may motivate you to avoid coming in at all. And since our goal is to save your natural teeth, it is essential that we make the situation one that you can tolerate.
Nitrous oxide has the advantage of putting you at ease. As you breathe it in, you will notice that you are beginning to relax. Anxiety melts away and you can face our Westwood sedation dentist without any undue stress. Nitrous oxide also allows you to stay conscious and fully aware during the procedure. It’s simple to administer, safe, and very effective. You can breathe normally, answer questions, and remain aware of what’s going on around you. Some patients are so relaxed that they might nod off. That’s fine, too.
With IV sedation, you will likely have no memory of the procedure afterward. It has the added benefit of being associated with less post-operative discomfort, too. You needn’t worry in either instance, because our Westwood sedation dentist is expert in the use of these types of anesthesia. You’re in the best of hands.