Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Summer Dental - Kids|Adults|Braces

If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

Millions of Americans stress out because they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that is it puts their dental health at risk.

There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain is often involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.

Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their dentist appointments. We offer three types:

  • Nitrous Oxide. You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
  • Oral conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
  • IV Sedation. As the name suggests, this is a sedative that is administered intravenously. You won’t sleep with this on, either, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll need an escort for a ride here and back.

It is essential that you do not compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Summer Dental in Las Vegas may be just what you need. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Anxious? Sedation Dentistry in Las Vegas

Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans. For some people it’s so strong that they avoid going to the dentist altogether. That might seem rational enough: why do something when you know it’s going to upset you? The problem with that, of course, is that they’re putting their dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry from Summer Dental in Las Vegas can help.

The reasons some people get anxious just thinking about a checkup and cleaning include having sharp scrapers in their mouths, and the fear of injections. We take the concerns of these patients seriously, and offer them three sedation options: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

  • Nitrous oxide. Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a hundred years. It may or may not make you laugh, but it is safe and effective. It also wears off quickly.
  • Oral conscious sedation. This is a sedative, in pill form. You take it an hour or so before your scheduled procedure. It does not usually make patients sleep, but it will make you very drowsy. You won’t be very aware of what’s going on around you, and will need a ride home afterward.
  • IV Sedation. This, as its name indicates, is a sedative that is administered intravenously. It will make you sleep, and when you wake up your dental work will be finished. You’ll need someone to give you a ride home.

Skipping the dentist puts your dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry is valuable, because it can get you here when your instincts may be to skip your appointment, or not even make one. Better to have a little help getting through a procedure than getting a mouth full of cavities, or worse.

Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Make an appointment with Summer Dental in Las Vegas today. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including popular procedures like teeth whitening. We also offer pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135