Many people experience anxiety about going to the dentist. At Meridian Campus Family Dental, we have built our practice around creating a relaxing, comfortable environment to help reduce the stress of having dental treatments performed. However, we realize that some of our patients will need more than a cozy treatment room and friendly staff to feel relaxed, which is why we offer sedation dentistry. With the help of some gentle medications, you can breeze through your dental care relaxed and anxiety-free.
To help relieve stress during dental care, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation; both allow you to relax while still staying awake for your procedure. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is given by breathing in the gas through a mask, offering a calming, almost euphoric feeling that puts patients at ease. Although awake, many people describe the feeling as a dream-like state.
Another option we offer for our patients who experience anxiety during dental treatments is oral conscious sedation. These medications can have a calming, sedative effect which helps patients relax before and during their dental appointment.