When Do Patients Need Dental Sedation?

Do you feel anxious about visiting the dentist? If so, then you’re definitely not alone. Studies show that anywhere between 8% and 15% of people in the United States experiences some form of dental anxiety, and this anxiety, whether based on lack of experience or bad prior visits, could stand between you and a healthy smile. In order to help our Charles City, IA, patients obtain the care they need, we offer sedation dentistry to address dental anxiety.

When Do We Prescribe Them?

We may recommend a cleaning agent for those with mild to severe dental anxiety. For people with dental anxiety, even undergoing a routine dental cleaning could be a terrifying thought, so the sedation helps them enter a calmer state, allowing them to undergo multiple procedures. We can also assist younger patients or those with special needs that make undergoing treatment difficult. We will first take a detailed look at your medical history, and then consider other factors before suggesting nitrous oxide.

Nitrous Oxide

We will place a mask over your nose, which administers the nitrous oxide gas. You enter a calm and relaxed state, staying conscious and able to respond to the dentist, but with little to no memory of the procedure itself. We can adjust the sedation throughout the procedure and the effects will wear off almost immediately once your treatment ends. You won’t need a friend or family member to bring you home, and in fact, you could likely return to work or school. If you have any questions about nitrous oxide, or would like to start treatment to improve the overall health of your smile, then please contact our team today to learn more.

Schedule a Consultation

During your initial consultation, we will discuss your smile goals and what you want your smile to look like. We can also perform a very simple dental exam to take a detailed look at your teeth, gums, and oral structures. From there, we will be able to create a personalized treatment plan to tackle issues with the health, beauty, and function of your smile, from offering brighter teeth to repairing damage or even correcting misalignment. Don’t let poor oral health have a negative impact on your overall health, or cause you to want to hide your smile from the world. We will take steps to ensure your visit is welcoming and comfortable, and that you receive the treatment you need!

Do You Have Questions About Dental Anxiety?

Our team would like to help you maintain optimal oral health without dental fears standing in your way. To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule a visit by calling Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA, today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Greene, Nashua, and all surrounding communities.


Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!

At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.