Dental Fear or Anxiety? There’s Sedation for That

If the mere thought of visiting the dentist makes you feel nervous or anxious, you are certainly not alone. Many patients of all ages feel jittery thinking about dental work -- but when that fear gets in the way of your regular dental care, you need to seek a solution. Visiting the dentist every six months is the key to maintaining a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime.

Need a little help reducing your dental fears in Owings Mills? Dr. Mattson provides a calm, caring approach and nitrous oxide sedation. Sit back, relax, and enjoy soothing dental care at Diamond Dental.

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and administered through a small mask that fits over your nose. You calmly breathe the gas in and out during your procedure. Nitrous oxide does not put you to sleep, but its effects take over within minutes -- helping you relax by taking your focus off the sights, smells, and sounds of what is going on around you.

Nitrous oxide may make you feel light-headed or tingly. Your arms and legs feel may like they are waking up from sleep. And you will probably feel happier than you’ve ever felt in the dentist’s chair.

Once your treatment is complete, the mask is removed and its effects will wear off almost immediately. With nitrous oxide, there is no lasting grogginess or sleepiness, so you can go on about your day as usual.

Nitrous oxide is a good option for patients of all ages undergoing any type of procedure. From a child’s first filling to your own dental work, it is a safe, effective method for soothing jittery nerves and improving your oral health.

Soothing Your Dental Fears

Dental fear or anxiety is very common. It frequently occurs due to a negative experience in childhood -- perhaps the result of a tooth that did not get fully numb before a filling. But even people who have never had a less-than-positive experience at the dentist may have fear or anxiety. It is not easy to give up control by lying back and opening wide.

At Diamond Dental of Owings Mills, we are happy to offer our patients relaxing dentistry with nitrous oxide. But we also know soothing dental fears requires a little more than laughing gas. You need a dentist who takes time, fully explains treatments, and, above all, who understands your fears and works to help you feel comfortable in the dental chair. Dr. Mattson offers the caring, calm approach that helps patients overcome their dental anxieties.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Diamond Dental of Owings Mills can help you overcome your dental fear or anxiety with nitrous oxide and our personalized, caring approach. If you think you could benefit from being a little more relaxed in the dental chair (and who couldn’t?), please get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with the dentist in 21117. We can’t wait to help you smile bigger and brighter with the help of light sedation dentistry.

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