Dental Sedation options in Baltimore/Westminster

4 real-life lessons about dental sedation

For some people, taking a trip to the dentist’s office is no picnic. Many of us put off that visit until there are major issues going on, leading to lengthy procedures and major expenses. There are also those who have been traumatized by a negative experience in the past. Still others simply become overcome with anxiety during any medical visit.

If you are one of those unfortunate people who become frozen with fear when it comes to that next dental appointment, you do have options that could make your experience a pleasant one. Take a look at four real-life lessons about dental sedation.

Lesson number one: Start with a simple pill

When it’s time to sit in the chair in the dentist’s office, you can take a mild sedative to take the edge off of your nerves and help you to feel better. If you choose this route, you will need someone to drive you home after your appointment because the effects most likely will not have worn off yet.

Lesson number two: Nitrous Oxide really can make you happy

If you’d prefer an option that will not have lingering effects after your procedure, nitrous oxide is an excellent alternative. Your Westminster dentist will place a mask over your nose before beginning any dental work. While the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen begins to flow, you’ll begin to feel mellow and may even become sleepy. The mask can remain in place until the work is done. The effects wear off quickly, making it safe for you to resume normal activities.

Lesson number three: Intravenous sedation is highly effective

You can also opt for intravenous sedation in order to have immediate, powerful results. The dentist will actually administer a sedative through a needle, ensuring that you immediately feel calm. This alternative is especially helpful if you are going to be enduring a lengthy, involved procedure or you need to overcome a major case of anxiety. You should arrange for a ride home if you choose this method of dental sedation.

Lesson number four: You can do it without drugs

NuCalm is a relaxation technique that involves a combination of dietary supplements, micro-current stimulation patches, noise dampening headphones and light blocking eyewear. It lulls you into the first stage of sleep. You are conscious but incapable of being alarmed. The added benefit of NuCalm is the after-effects. It leaves you feeling rejuvenated and balanced after your appointment.

Don’t put off dental treatment any longer

Take charge of your oral health. With dental sedation you can have the treatment you need. Fearlessly. If you would like to learn more about dental sedation, please download my free e-book.

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)