It is common to have anxiety surrounding dental care. In fact, a large number of Americans suffer from dental phobia. If your fear of the dentist has kept you from getting the dental care your smile needs and deserves, we invite you to consider sedation dentistry. West Hill Family Dental proudly offers safe and effective sedation dentistry for all ages. We believe that every patient deserves a comfortable and rewarding experience with us. Therefore, beyond our sedation dentistry services, we also provide a number of relaxing amenities throughout our office to help you feel at home.
Sedation dentistry can be used during any type of procedure, from a routine dental cleaning to a full mouth reconstruction. We can also provide sedation for varying levels of anxiety, whether your heart starts to race in the waiting room or you have a paralyzing fear at the mere thought of sitting in the dental chair. Our staff uses a caring and gentle approach at all times. We always want to know how we can make your dental visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Sedation dentistry can be used for those who suffer from the following:
- Fear of pain or needles.
- Aversion to the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office
- Severe gag reflex
- Lengthy, complex procedure
- Physical or mental limitation that makes it difficult to sit still
- Previous bad experience at the dentist
Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” is one of the most time-tested and safest forms of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide can be used on both children and adults as a means to provide a painless and relaxing experience in the dental chair. By wearing a small nosepiece and breathing in a colorless gas, patients can expect to fall into a deep state of calmness. With nitrous oxide, you will not be bothered by the procedure and can communicate with our dental team as you wish. Dr. Hemphill is fully qualified to administer nitrous oxide sedation, which can also be titrated to suit the needs of the patient.
Unlike other forms of sedation dentistry, patients can safely drive themselves home after their procedure. Nitrous oxide wears off within minutes of removing the mask and has no lingering side effects. At West Hill Family Dental, we have helped countless patients undergo the dental treatments they need by providing nitrous oxide sedation.
To discover how comfortable dental care can be, contact our Rocky Hill dental office today. We are happy to provide sedation dentistry at your request and alleviate your anxiety surrounding dental visits.