Many people experience anxiety when they visit a dental office. The thought of even a simple dental visit may make them nervous, or even afraid. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless absolutely necessary. Are you one of these people? Set your fears aside! At our dental office, we offer sedation dentistry for those, like you, who suffer from dental anxiety.
Nitrous oxide, which is commonly known as “laughing gas,” is an excellent choice for decreasing nervousness and increasing comfort. Nitrous oxide is safe and will not put you to sleep. A small mask will be placed over your mouth and nose, through which the nitrous oxide will be inhaled. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so you should be able to drive yourself home after your visit.
Another sedation option is called oral sedation. Dr. Hulen and Dr. Hulen will prescribe you a pill to take before the procedure. You will remain awake, but will be groggy. Some patients become drowsy enough to fall asleep during treatment, but they are easy to wake with a gentle shake.
To learn more about our sedation dentistry options and to schedule your next visit with our dentists in Tipton, Indiana, contact Hulen Family Dentistry at 765-675-8745 today!