Are you afraid to go to the dentist? Are you scared that walking into the dentist could mean pain or an unpleasant experience?
Dental anxiety is one of the top reasons that people avoid going to the dentist. But by avoiding the dentist, you run the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems – in other words, more pain and more procedures! To help you relax and calm down throughout your procedures, we are excited to offer sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help relax patients and keep them calm throughout their dental appointment. Sedation is beneficial for both the patient and the dentist as procedures are much faster and less scary.
Types of Sedation Offered in Our Oregon City Office
If you have a mild fear of the dentist and you are looking for a solution, we offer nitrous oxide. This option uses a gas mixed with oxygen to provide a sedated feel while you are having your procedure performed. The gas is delivered to you through a mask that is placed over your nose, and the effects wear off almost immediately after we remove the mask. This option is ideal for adults and children alike.
Nitrous oxide is considered very safe, and Dr. Pioch controls the level of gas that is administered to you throughout the procedure. You will be awake and able to communicate with the dentist throughout your dental cleaning or treatment.
In addition to nitrous, we offer oral sedation, which is a sedative taken by mouth prior to your appointment. The pill will help calm you and place you in a sedated state. You will be awake throughout the procedure, but some patients do drift off to sleep. Dr. Pioch will monitor you and your vital signs throughout the entire procedure.
At Pioneer Dental Group, nitrous oxide is free for all patients, and we can also prescribe oral sedation options as needed.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are looking for a way to relax during your dental appointment, call the team at Pioneer Dental Group at (503) 305-5051 today to schedule an appointment. If you prefer, you can fill out our appointment form online, and one of our team members will call you shortly.