If you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. Did you know there’s a way of conquering the fears that may have kept you from visiting your dentist for necessary treatment? Using the techniques of sedation dentistry, Drs. Neumeister and Simmons can ease your apprehension, and even make the entire experience pain-free by administering a combination of anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) and anesthetic (pain-blocking) drugs.
If you’re afraid of needles, there’s good news: One of the most popular methods for delivering sedatives is by mouth. Oral sedation gives us a choice of medications that can be used in various situations. Inhalation conscious sedation — the delivery of nitrous oxide through a mask that fits over the nose — is another method that’s needle-free, and provides a mild sense of euphoria during treatment, without a “hangover” effect afterward.
With intravenous conscious sedation, medication is delivered directly into the blood stream for an immediate and highly controllable effect. An oral sedative can be delivered beforehand, if that makes you more comfortable. Before using any type of sedation, your Oxnard dentists at Vista Pacific Dental Care will ask you for a complete health history (including all drugs you may use), and monitor you closely during and after the procedure.
Vista Pacific Dental Care offers a range of options to help you have a stress-free dental visit. Contact your Oxnard dentists today to schedule an appointment to discover the best option for your needs. Don’t put your oral health at risk any longer; your oral health is an important component to your overall health and wellness and we can help.