Fear is a powerful emotion. If you have claustrophobia, you take a pass on cave exploration. If you have a fear of heights, you avoid sky diving. People with dentophobia fear dentists, and avoid dental care at all costs. At Designer Smiles in Fargo we can help such people get the dental care they need with sedation dentistry.
The problem with avoiding the dentist is that it puts your dental health at risk. Some people avoid the dentist entirely, while others only manage appointments when a condition has gotten so bad, they can’t take it anymore. At that point treatment may, of necessity, be extreme – something that could have been prevented with regular checkups.
If you are coping with dental phobia, sedation dentistry may be just the answer you need. At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry we offer three types of sedation:
- Nitrous oxide. Popularly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide puts you in a very relaxed state. It is safe and effective, works quickly, and wears off quickly. It’s been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years.
- NuCalm. A popular choice for those worried about sedation medications, NuCalm is a non-narcotic way to relax you for your appointment.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your scheduled appointment. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state. You will need someone to drive you to and from our office.
If you or a loved one are coping with dental phobia or anxiety, please schedule an appointment with us at Designer Smiles in Fargo. Our sedation dentistry has helped patients all over West Fargo and Moorhead get the dental care they deserve. They also come to us for complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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