Are you afraid of the dentist? Well, you’re not the only one. Over 1,000,000 Americans suffer from dental fear or anxiety. This ranges from slight apprehension to a full-on dental phobia. Many people who are afraid of the dentist will avoid going for years, but eventually almost everyone needs to go at some point, even with great at-home dental care. Fortunately, Sealy Dental Center can help these patients – and you, if you’re among them – with sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is dentistry done with a calming aid. This can be nitrous gas, an oral pill or IV conscious sedation. With sedation dentistry, a patient is not put to sleep, but rather put in a calming state that feels like sleep. We can have a consultation about your anxiety before any treatment takes place, and you can decide what you need from us to help you get the care that you need.