I'm afraid of visiting the dentist. How can you help?
Your good oral health is too important to be compromised by dental anxiety. Our goal at Lakeside Dental is to do everything we can to ensure that your dental visits are stress-free and comfortable.
In addition to comfortable dentistry and a warm and friendly environment, we are pleased to offer soothing sedation options like nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
Many of our patients enjoy the benefits of nitrous oxide because it is safe and gentle. We administer nitrous through a small nasal mask, so all you have to do is sit back and breathe normally. You will quickly feel the calming effects as the sounds and activity around you recede into the background. Many patients prefer nitrous oxide because it lasts only for the duration of the procedure and the effects wear off almost immediately after.
For patients who experience greater anxiety, Dr. Knutsen will prescribe an oral sedative with instructions to take it about an hour before your appointment. By the time you get to our office, you will feel very calm and a little drowsy and remain so through your procedure. Since the sedative stays in your bloodstream for several hours, you will need a driver to get you to and from your appointment.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry at Lakeside Dental, please call our office for more information.