Dental Anxiety Eased by Novato Sedation Dentist

Written by Dr. McConnell on Dec 29, 2015

Dental anxiety is a significant problem for millions of people who would rather risk their oral health than go through the stress of a dental visit. If this sounds familiar, we want to tell you that you are not alone. The Novato Sedation Dentist respects your concerns offers options that will allow you to get the dental treatment you need without anxiety or fear.

We don’t ever want you to feel that you have to forego dental treatment because of dental phobia. Caring and compassionate treatment by a team of friendly dental professionals, combined with updated dental techniques, make it possible for anyone to undergo dental procedures comfortably. 

We Care About Your Concerns

Your good oral health is essential to your overall well being, so it’s important that you feel completely at ease about seeking the help you need. We know that too many people neglect their oral health because of anxiety. This is unfortunate because this neglect usually results in more serious and complex treatment as your oral health declines.

At our Novato Sedation Dentist office, we are committed to helping you overcome these fears by taking the time to help you understand that you no longer need to view dentistry as a frightening prospect. Combining compassion with state-of-the-art dental treatments, we can provide the care that is so important to your well being.

Sedation Options to Soothe Anxiety

We also offer sedation options that will allow you to feel calm and relaxed before, during and after treatment:

Inhalation Sedation – Also referred to as “laughing gas,” this sedation method is very effective if you experience mild to moderate dental anxiety. It will calm you and help you feel relaxed and somewhat drowsy.

During treatment a member of our team will be by your side at all times in the event that the level of sedation needs to be increased to keep you comfortable. Once treatment is complete, you will be wide awake but may have little or no memory of the details of your visit.

Oral Conscious Sedation – For patients with more severe dental anxiety or those who are receiving more complex treatment, oral conscious sedation is highly effective. Our dentist will prescribe a calming medication that you should take about an hour before your appointment.

By taking the medication beforehand, you will begin to relax even before you arrive at our office. In this case, the prescribed medication can be combined with inhalation sedation to provide you with a completely comfortable and stress-free experience.

Please Contact our Office

If you’ve been putting off dental treatment because of anxiety, we urge you to contact our office to make an appointment. We can provide you with exactly the care you need to calm your fears and allow you to take control of your oral health.