How Sedation Techniques Can Make You Feel Comfortable At The Dentist

Sedation DentistryFor many people, a trip to the dentist is full of fear and anxiety. In some cases, this fear can actually keep people from visiting their dentist, even when there is a problem. Regular visits to the dentist are an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums and neglecting these appointments can be detrimental to your oral health. To help you get over your fear of the dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD is offering sedation techniques that will make you feel comfortable and cause your anxiety to melt away.

 Oral Sedation

 To receive oral sedative treatment, Dr. Yadav, DDS, FAGD will simply prescribe a pill for you that you will take shortly before your appointment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel completely relaxed. During your appointment, your dentist will be able to perform whatever dental work you need. Although you will be totally relaxed and calm, you will never fully lose consciousness. Because of this, you will be able to respond to questions and commands that your dentist gives you. After the procedure is completed, you will need to have a friend come with you to drive you home since you will be unable to drive a car. You will rest comfortably for the remainder of the day and will then be able to return to work or school the next day.

Nitrous Oxide

 Another popular sedative technique that Dr. Yadav, DDS, FAGD utilizes in his practice is nitrous oxide, also referred to as “laughing gas”. Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas that produces a pleasurable sensation when inhaled. During a dental procedure, you will inhale this gas and all feelings of anxiety will disappear almost immediately. Because of this, your dentist will be able to perform whatever work you need done without causing you any stress. After you stop inhaling the gas, the effects from it will wear off very quickly and you will be able to drive yourself home.

 We invite you to call Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD and the Your Family Dentist team at 623-878-3300 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.