Does the thought of visiting the dentist cause a wave of anxiety? You’re not alone. Dental fear and apprehension are common reasons why many people avoid essential dental care. But here at Smile Design
Dentistry, we’ve crafted a dental experience that transforms your dental visit from fearful to comfortable.
Our practice is designed to cater to your needs, fostering a positive atmosphere with comfortable amenities and advanced, minimally invasive dental technology. Our mission is clear: we not only want you to receive necessary dental care but also enjoy your dental visit. That’s where our sedation dentistry services come in, customized to address your unique level of dental fear and worries.
What Prompts the Need for Sedation Dentistry?:
- Dental fear or anxiety
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Low pain threshold
- Multiple complex treatments required
- Overall dental anxiety
Options Tailored for Your Comfort:
Oral Anxiety Medications: This involves prescribed medication taken orally before or upon your arrival at our office. From a moderate decrease in anxiety inducing a state of deep relaxation, we ensure a comfortable experience. Detailed guidance will be provided, including
the need for someone to accompany you home post-treatment.
Also known as “laughing gas,” this gaseous medication is inhaled through a nasal mask. It induces a state of relaxation while maintaining consciousness, allowing for a responsive and relaxed treatment experience. Post-treatment, we’ll switch to oxygen, allowing the effects to wear off quickly, enabling you to drive home yourself.
For those who need a deeper level of sedation, we offer IV sedation administered by a nurse anesthetist. This method ensures maximum comfort during complex treatments or for individuals with severe dental anxiety. The sedation is carefully managed, providing a comfortable and safe dental experience.
Beyond alleviating dental anxiety, regular dental care is crucial in preventing severe dental issues and broader systemic conditions. Unaddressed tooth decay leading to gum disease can result in tooth loss. The bacteria causing gum disease can spread, causing complications like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.
At Smile Design Dentistry, we’re committed to eradicating these side effects. Our sedation dentistry options are complemented by seamless insurance claims handling, ensuring a painless treatment process from start to finish. Don’t let dental anxiety escalate into broader health challenges. Explore the comfort and transformative potential of sedation dentistry with us in Plymouth, MN, and embrace the life-changing dental care you deserve