How to Overcome Dental Fear with Sedation Dentistry in Fremont

August 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjamesblock @ 6:11 pm

Woman covering her mouth. As you look at your schedule for the day, you begin to feel that familiar knot in the pit of your stomach. You have a dental appointment scheduled today, and even just a cleaning is enough to cause you anxiety. You reach for the phone to cancel your appointment, but when you call, the receptionist informs you that sedation dentistry in Fremont may just be the solution you need.

What are My Options for Sedation Dentistry

Your dentist in Fremont is happy to discuss the options for sedation that are available to you prior to dental treatment. Some of the options they might offer are:

  • Nitrous Oxide: Also called laughing gas because of the feelings of euphoria it elicits, nitrous oxide is an excellent option for patients who just need to take the edge off during a dental procedure. It’s safe for both adults and children and its effects wear off almost immediately, making it safe to use during most dental procedures.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: This type of sedation is administered through a pill taken one hour prior to your dental procedures. The medication has an amnesic affect so most patients don’t remember their appointment. It is also a great option for patients needing deeper relaxation or multiple procedures completed at one time.
  • IV Sedation: This is a deeper type of sedation with medication that is administered intravenously and can be adjusted as needed throughout the procedure. This type of sedation is an excellent option for patients with severe dental phobia, special needs, or those in need of complex or extensive dental work.

Other Tips for Successfully Managing Dental Fear

Working with a compassionate and caring dental team that understands why patients are afraid of the dentist is extremely helpful in overcoming your dental fears. Being open about your feelings and communicating them to your dentist and their team will also help you feel better and assist them in knowing how to best meet your needs.

You may also find that techniques such as controlled or deep breathing help when you visit the dentist. You might consider bringing some of your favorite relaxing music selections to listen to during your appointment. These things help distract your mind away from the dental procedure and keep you calm and comfortable.

If you would like to learn more about options for sedation, we encourage you to call Dr. James Block today to learn more about what we offer.

About the Author

At James Block Dentistry, you will find not only a wide and comprehensive range of services to meet your needs, but also a friendly and caring staff and dentist. We offer various options for dental sedation and we’re happy to help you feel comfortable and at ease so you can get the dentistry you need.

To contact James Block Dentistry, call 510-793-0801 or reach us through our website.

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