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Remove Anxiety with No Fear Sleep Dentistry

Remove Anxiety with No Fear Sleep Dentistry

At Main Street Dental, we take pride in our ability to provide comfortable and satisfactory care for patients with a real fear of the dental chair. Whether you have had a bad experience in the past or just hate going to the dentist, we have the solutions that can alleviate your fear or dislike of visiting the dentist. At Main Street Dental, we offer relaxation (sedation) dentistry so that you can comfortably receive the treatment you need. Once a patient is in a complete state of relaxation and has been relieved of any anxiety, No Fear Sleep Dentistry is ideal if you:

  • Suffer from dental phobia
  • Are afraid of needles
  • Have had a bad dental experience in the past
  • Have toothaches or headaches
  • Have missing teeth
  • Fear the pain associated with dentistry
  • Hate drills or the smell of the dental office
  • Suffer from TMJ
  • Have old silver fillings that need to be replaced
  • Have serious tooth decay that is affecting your overall health
  • Experience constant oral pain
  • Can’t get numb with anesthesia
  • Or simply anyone who wants an anxiety and pain-free experience

Two Sedation Options to Help you Relax

Main Street Dental is trained in the use of two different types of anesthesia. Whether you choose gas or pill, we can assure that you will be comfortable and relaxed during your treatment.

Inhalation Consciousness Sedation

The most common form of sedation in dentistry is Nitrous Oxide, also known as “laughing gas." If you elect this form of sedation, Main Street Dental will place a mask over your nose to administer the sedative. You will feel lightheaded and you may fall asleep during treatment.

Advantages to Inhalation Consciousness Sedation
  • Works well for mild cases of anxiety
  • Takes effect quickly
  • Patients recover quickly and can operate a vehicle after the appointment
  • Very few side effects
Disadvantages of Inhalation Consciousness Sedation
  • Patients with high anxiety may need a stronger level of sedation
  • A mask is placed over the patient’s nose

Oral Conscious Sedation

With Oral Conscious Sedation, one or more pills are taken an hour before your treatment, which will make you feel relaxed and somewhat sleepy. You will, however, remain awake, and will be able to interact with and respond to the dentist. The sedative effects will last through your dental treatment.
Even patients with a moderate to severe gag reflex will find that their gag response is gone when they are sedated. Oral conscious sedation makes possible dental treatment that was previously impossible for many patients.

Advantages to Oral Sedation
  • All you have to do is swallow a pill
  • No needles involved
Disadvantages of Oral Sedation
  • The level of sedation is not easily changed
  • The effect is not immediate
  • You will not be able to safely operate a vehicle after the appointment
  • Some degree of amnesia is common

 

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