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We have a lot of ways that we make dentistry more comfortable for our anxious patients. One is our demeanor. We have a very calm setting, calm environment, that helps people settle down quickly. If that’s not enough, we have several levels of sedation that we offer for our patients.
One is (inaudible), or laughing gas, so that’s one that patients can use, and as soon as they’re done with the procedure, they recover from it almost immediately. They can drive themselves home. It’s a very good option for people that have some mild anxiety.
I also perform oral sedation, so people can take some pills. It helps them feel sleepy and helps them feel relaxed and comfortable. A lot of times it makes it so people don’t remember much about the procedure.
And then also I am one of few general dentists that performs IV sedation. There are certain requirements and certifications for that, and I am able to perform IV sedation right here in my office, and that’s really good for patients that have anxiety as well. I can just bring them into our office, put them in the chair, start an IV, and then it just helps them feel relaxed and comfortable.
Most patients feel like they’re asleep, and most patients don’t remember much about the procedure, so it’s a really good option for a lot of patients that we have with anxiety.