If you struggle with dental anxiety to the point that it is difficult to visit the dentist, we may recommend that you try sedation dentistry to help you relax during your time at the office. The options for sedation dentistry include nitrous oxide and oral sedation, depending on your specific needs.
– Nitrous oxide: Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide works to produce relaxing and even euphoric effects through a mask that is placed over your nose. As you breathe in the gas while resting in the dental chair, you feel completely relaxed but will not become unconscious. When we take off the mask at the end of your visit and stop the flow of gas, the effects will quickly dissipate and you will be able to drive yourself home and resume your normal activities.
– Oral sedation: The common form of oral sedation is a pill that you ingest prior to your appointment so that the calming emotion so that it can take effect in time for your visit. Oral sedation can calm your nerves but will not make you fall asleep.
We invite you to contact Eagle Summit Dental Group at 907-694-8234 today to speak with Dr. Michael Sanders about whether you should receive sedation dentistry in Eagle River, Alaska.