Sedation Dentistry or “Relaxing No Fear Dentistry”
45% of Americans do not get dental care or visit a dentist due to fear! You are not alone and it is nothing to be embarrassed about. You may have had a bad experience as a child or young adult, you may be very difficult to get numb, or you have a strong gag reflex, or you are just plain “busy” with life. Sedation dentistry provides a way to overcome obstacles like these and is very SAFE and effective. Drs. Bonar and Basso, with their dental team, are highly trained to provide you options for complete care. Your vital signs, oxygen, pulse rate will all be monitored as you are tucked under a nice soft blanket, with a pillow and TLC given during the entire dental visit.
Many patients have their periodontal cleaning done, extractions, implants, veneers, crowns, and root canals all done in one appointment. Getting the majority of your treatment done this way then gives you confidence, health, and a smile to be proud of! Then you can just feel welcome, at ease and taken care of when you return for your maintenance visits twice a year! Nitrous oxide also helps increase your tolerance for lengthy dental procedures, and while it doesn’t make any part of your mouth numb, it can decrease your perception of discomfort. There are a few situations where we can’t use nitrous oxide, such as if you are pregnant or have an inner ear infection. This is another easy and safe option for people of all ages with a mild anxiety or fear. It is extremely SAFE and popular for use with children in our office.