Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Andrew Haidet, DMD

What can you do to make root canals less stressful?

We know that the idea of having a root canal can be very stressful for most people. Advances in dental technology have done a lot to help us provide patients with treatment that is efficient and comfortable. Most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that having a root canal today is not as complicated as they thought.

But we do understand that many people feel very anxious at the thought of having a root canal. Feeling so much anxiety is certainly not good for you, and it is completely unnecessary. At Childs and Childs Dentistry your total comfort is very important to us. We offer sedation options that help you relax so you can get the important treatment you need to preserve your oral health.

Everyone reacts differently, and we provide a range of sedation options that will keep you calm, no matter what your level of anxiety is. For many people, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is enough to help them relax enough to go through the procedure. It will make you a little drowsy and help dull the sensations of what’s happening around you. If you have a higher level of anxiety we can prescribe medicine to be taken before your appointment. When you arrive at our office, you will feel very relaxed and may have little or no memory of what happened during the procedure.

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