Sedation Dentistry in Naples, FL
It is not unusual to feel a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist, or to even to be afraid of the dentist. Whether you are having a simple cleaning – or a full smile makeover – sometimes sedation is key for the best dental experience. For this reason, Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers a variety of sedation dentistry options to help with dental anxiety, including oral sedation and nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is probably the most common form of dental sedation. Before we begin your treatment, our experienced dental assistants will place a mask over your nose and you will inhale the nitrous oxide. You will feel relaxed – even a bit euphoric (after all, there’s a reason why it’s called laughing gas!). Any of the worry you may have had about your dental procedure will disappear. Even better, nitrous oxide can be a mild anesthetic, so you won’t have to worry about discomfort. The best thing about nitrous oxide is that you are completely awake, just less anxious and tense than you may have been without it.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
If you’re anxious about going to the dentist or are interested in dentistry while you sleep, Dr. Haidet can discuss numerous advanced sedation dentistry options available to you such as prescribing an oral sedative before your appointment. The specific type of medication prescribed will depend on the procedure, your medical history, and any other medications or supplements you may be currently taking.
To be safe, we require that you have a reliable form of transportation – a relative, friend, or cab service – bring you home after undergoing oral sedation dentistry.
Call Us to Learn More
Don’t let your dental fears cause you to put off routine dental care or necessary dental work. To learn more about sedation dentistry, please call the Naples dental office of Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today!