January 31, 2014
Dental anxiety is a very real condition that patients around the world struggle with. Thankfully, those who have put off or avoided care because of anxiety can relax and get the important help they need with sedation dentistry. This powerful service is changing lives by taking the fear out of dental appointments. Imagine going to your next appointment and feeling a soothing sense of peace and relaxation instead of the nervousness you often feel.
- Nitrous Oxide
- Oral Conscious
All three forms of sedation dentistry can help, but each one works for slightly different levels of anxiety.
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is breathed in through a mask. It works quickly on mild to moderate anxiety and wears off soon after the mask has been removed.
Oral conscious sedation works using a prescription sedative and easily takes care of patients with moderate anxiety. It can also be combined with nitrous oxide for more comprehensive care.
Intravenous sedation, or IV sedation, is administered through a tube and provides Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan with the most control over your feelings of relaxation. That’s why it’s commonly used for patients with moderate to severe anxiety, or patients who are receiving multiple services in one appointment. For both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, patients will need to have a friend or family member at the appointment to drive them home.
Do you want to learn more about sedation dentistry? Call Ryan Dental Group today for an appointment. Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan will be happy to talk to you about your sedation dentistry options, and any of our Allen office’s great dental services. We happily serve patients from Lucas, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, Parker, and other nearby communities.