Afraid of the Dentist? We Can Help!
Dental anxiety is something that affects people of all ages. Whether you simply don’t like having someone’s hands in your mouth, or you’ve experienced dental trauma in the past, being afraid of the dentist can prevent you from getting the care you deserve. When that happens, minor problems compound into larger, more expensive issues to correct.
Fortunately, Warwick Valley Dental offers comfortable sedation options to help. Dr. Vipul Patel can work more efficiently when you feel relaxed, allowing you to complete all of your treatment in fewer appointments.
Why Consider Sedation Dentistry?
We recommend dental sedation to our Warwick patients who:
- Need extensive or lengthy treatments
- Simply want to relax as much as possible
- Experience mild to severe dental phobia
- Are unable to sit still easily
- Suffer from hypersensitive teeth
- Have endured traumatic experiences in the past
Sedation Dentistry in Warwick
Not all types of dental sedation are the same. Dr. Vipul Patel has special training and licensure that allows us to perform specific types of sedation at our Warwick practice.
One of the most common types of sedation we offer is nitrous oxide. This inhalation analgesic (commonly called “laughing gas”) is fast acting, gentle, and quickly reversible. It’s safe for all ages. Plus, it wears off fast enough that you can drive yourself home afterwards.
Sometimes, a deeper sedative is ideal. In most cases an oral medication is given an hour before your appointment. While you’re still conscious, it feels more as if you’re taking a light nap. Most people experience some amnesia, making it so they don’t remember anything about their procedure. For oral sedation, you’ll need someone to accompany you to our practice.
It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask!
Schedule a sedation dentistry consultation at Warwick Valley Dental to find out how we can help you comfortably access the care you need.