Not brave about going to the dentist? Don’t worry – you don’t have to white knuckle your way through your time in the dental chair. We provide a full range of sedation options to ensure your every visit is comfortable and anxiety free.
Dental Anxiety? You are not Alone
For many people, anxiety over going to the dentist prompts them to put off their dental care. Over time, dental issues develop, and the anxiety gets worse since the patient knows that their dental visit will become even more involved.
At New Horizons, we provide a variety of dental sedation options to allow you to keep your appointments and receive dental treatment without fear.
Types of Sedation
We offer two main types of sedation that can be used for anxious patients.
Oral Sedation involves medications such as diazepam, which can be prescribed for the patient the day before the procedure to be taken at night, or given in the dental office 30 to 60 minutes before a needed dental procedure. Oral sedation leaves the patient relaxed and anxiety free, without causing unconsciousness.
Light Sedation involves inhalation of nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”. This creates a feeling of relaxed euphoria, allowing the patient to receive dental care without anxiety.
All types of sedation dentistry are designed to allow the patient to be relaxed and free from fear or anxiety during their treatment. These methods don’t involve pain relief, so the dentist will also provide topical or injected anesthetic to ensure the procedure is pain free and may prescribe oral pain medication for after the procedure if needed.
For more information about our practice or to request an office tour, contact our Salina, KS, dental office at 785-825-7197 or book a consult or an appointment online.