If you’ve been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety, you’re not alone; it’s been estimated that nearly 30-40 million Americans put off going to the dentist because of dental anxiety!
At Gentle Dental Eagan in Eagan, MN, we understand that dental appointments can be stressful for many people. Since we are passionate about ensuring our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums, we are happy to offer options for sedation dentistry to help make your subsequent examination or procedure more relaxing.
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?
We never want our patients to put off going to the dentist, and that’s unfortunately common when patients feel anxious.
When patients delay dental care, their dental issues won’t resolve themselves and may advance and become worse. When a dental problem becomes more severe, it may require more complex treatment, costing you time and money.
Don’t let anxiety keep you away from a healthier, better-functioning smile! We’re here to help you get the care you need in comfort.
Enjoy Your Stress-Free Dental Visit in Eagan
Sedation dentistry involves the use of stress-relieving medications which help patients relax during their visit. Though sedated, patients are still awake and can react or respond to directions if needed.
At Gentle Dental Eagan, we offer nitrous oxide sedation which is a mild to moderate sedative. Sometimes called “laughing gas,” the nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small nosepiece and gives patients a feeling of relaxation or euphoria during the length of treatment. It’s normal for patients to feel tired or “heavy” in the examination chair while nitrous oxide is in their system. Some patients also feel tingling sensations in their hands or feet.
Once we’ve finished your dental procedure, the nitrous oxide can be completely removed from the body in just five minutes. That’s a huge convenience for many patients because it means they can drive themselves to and from their dental appointment and don’t need to arrange a ride.
If you are interested in improving your smile through sedation dentistry, schedule a consultation at Gentle Dental Eagan or call us at (651)-452-5511.
Sedation Dentistry Candidates
Before administering any sedatives, Dr. Michael will perform a thorough assessment of oral health and will review your health history in detail. Sedation treatment, such as nitrous oxide, may be a good fit for you if you:
- Are anxious about going to the dentist
- Are afraid of needles
- Suffer from a severe gag reflex
- Have hypersensitive teeth
- Are going through an invasive or lengthy procedure
- Suffer from involuntary movements, such as patients with cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease
Contact Gentle Dental Eagan for Questions About Sedation Dentistry
We’re passionate about helping our patients have comfortable dental appointments to receive the care they need without any of the anxiety.
If you’d like more information on our sedation dentistry services at Gentle Dental Eagan, please reach out to one of our dedicated staff members at 651-452-5511. We welcome patients from Eagan in addition to patients from surrounding areas, including St. Paul and Minneapolis.