Those of us who have gone through an uncomfortable experience in the dental chair is understandably hesitant to repeat it, but if it’s been some time since you’ve been to the dentist you are in for a pleasant surprise. Most practices now offer a variety of sedation dentistry options that can do away with any anxiety that you may be experiencing.

If you’re going in for a routine cleaning and dental check up you can expect to be in and out in minimal time feeling confident and refreshed but if you’re facing a more invasive procedure such as a deep cleaning or root canal therapy you will need some form of anesthetic.

Novocaine is administered by an injection into the surrounding area of the tooth that the dentist is going to be operating on. Most people respond well to the medication but some need a little extra something to be totally relaxed. Nitrous oxide has proven to be the answer for some patients who have trouble getting completely numb.

People who suffer from serious dental anxiety may choose another type of oral sedation. Feelings of anxiety can begin way before the time of your dental appointment. Oral sedation can include a “night before” pill so that you can get a restful sleep and be ready for the next step.

Talk to Dr. Rentz of Stonegate Dental Associates about your concerns. He will be able to reassure you that your experience at Stonegate will be a good one. Call today @ 720-851-7069.

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