If you are one of the many Battle Ground and Vancouver, Washington residents suffering from dental anxiety, you may be missing out on much-needed care. Dr. Low is happy to offer sedation dentistry. You can reduce your anxiety and have the freedom to receive the quality gentle care you need.
If you have suffered from a negative dental experience in the past, you may find that you’re dragging your feet each time you come to the dentist. Some of you from the Battle Ground and Vancouver, Washington area, maybe avoiding the dentist altogether, all because of dental anxiety.
How can you address your dental phobia and anxiety? Consider how Above and Beyond has treated some of the common causes of Dental anxiety:
If you still feel as though your reasons for dental anxiety are too high to overcome, sedation dentistry is the option for you!
Oral Sedation means that you will be given a prescription for an oral medication prior to you appointment. Taken at the recommended time before your appointment, this medication allows you to fully relax by the time your procedure begins. When receiving oral sedation, a patient must have an escort on the day of the procedure to drive them to and from the oral surgeon’s office.
"The whole staff was so personable and warm. Me being a dentaphobe, I went to a therapist to be able to come in. I felt no pain and feel comfortable to come in anytime with little to no fear. Thank you my new family dentist, Dr. Low."
Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is used as a mild sedative to reduce anxiety and allow a level of relaxation during a procedure. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask over the nose. It is administered for the duration of the procedure and is turned off as the procedure is coming to an end. The effects of this method of sedation wear off very quickly.
IV Sedation involves a sedative that is administered intravenously, or directly into a vein. It is indicated when deeper sedation is required. This type of sedation can be quickly modified to your state of consciousness and can be continued as long as necessary for the procedure.
IV Sedation requires an empty stomach. Patients receiving this type of sedation will be instructed as to how many hours prior to their surgical procedure they should stop eating or drinking. In addition to this, patients receiving IV sedation will need to have an escort present for the appointment and to be able to drive them home when the appointment is completed.
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