Is just the thought of going to the dentist enough to make you feel nervous? If so, you’re far from alone. We see anxious patients every day here at Premier Dental, and our warm and friendly team are usually enough to help someone relax. For those with more severe dental phobia, however, we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry. This approach is proven to lessen unwanted thoughts and prevent physical discomfort while in the chair so that absolutely every patient can look forward to a calm and cool experience whenever they come to see us with sedation dentistry in Vero Beach.
Our dentists can prescribe a patient an oral sedative to take at home on the day of their appointment so they can become fully relaxed from head to toe by the time they reach our dental office. While in the chair, the patient will likely remain awake, but the appointment will seem to go by very fast, and they’ll probably only have fuzzy memories afterward. We typically recommend this for people who are terrified of the dentist or are in need of a more involved procedure.
Need just a little help to “take the edge off” of your dental nerves? Nitrous oxide is as effective as it is gentle, and it’s been safely used by dentists around the world for over a century. Inhaled via a small nasal mask, the colorless, odorless gas helps a patient quickly feel warm, happy, and calm while in the chair. One of the best parts about NOS is that when the appointment is over and the mask is removed, the patient will feel completely normal in just a few minutes.