Most adults know they need to take care of their teeth, but dental anxiety prevents them from picking up the phone to make an appointment. At Beacon Hill Dental, we offer sedation dentistry so our Crown Point patients can relax and get the quality dentistry they need.
If you experience dental anxiety, you’re not alone; estimates indicate that as much as 75 percent of adults in the US feel the same way. You may experience butterflies, or you may feel so anxious that you struggle just to pick up the phone for an appointment.
Dr. Rita Patel-Miller and Dr. Paul Miller want you to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile and have helped many patients overcome their dental anxiety. With sedation dentistry and a dental team that makes your comfort a priority, we help many patients overcome their anxious feelings.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
All that stands between most people and a healthy smile is to keep up with routine appointments and general dental care. For some, that seems like an impossible bridge to the gap, and they may experience poor oral health as a result.
With sedation dentistry—including nitrous oxide and oral sedation—our Crown Point, IN dentists can soothe your anxiety and help you maintain your healthiest smile.
Eliminate Anxiety with Nitrous Oxide
Dentists have been using nitrous oxide or laughing gas for over 100 years. In that time, millions have benefitted from its soothing effects that help them safely and comfortably get the important dental care they need.
Nitrous oxide is a slightly sweet-smelling gas that we mix oxygen and deliver through a small nasal mask. As you inhale, a gentle wave of relaxation washes over you, and you will feel a strong sense of well-being.
At the end of your procedure, we switch the flow of gas from nitrous to pure oxygen. In a few minutes, all the drowsy effects will drift away, and you’ll leave our Crown Point, IN office feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of your busy day.
Deeper Relaxation with Oral Sedation
We customize sedation to match your anxiety level, and if nitrous isn’t sufficient to help you relax, we also offer oral sedation.
With oral sedation, we will prescribe a sedative that you will take when you arrive at our dental office. You will start to feel very relaxed and sleepy, and by the time we're ready to begin, you will already be in a drowsy, dreamy state and ready for your procedure.
In many cases, we can also combine oral sedation with nitrous oxide for a completely relaxing experience. Since oral sedation takes several hours to work through your system, we recommend taking the rest of the day off and relaxing at home while the effects wear off.
Is Dental Anxiety Keeping You from Your Best Smile?
Dental anxiety is a profound problem for many people, and we understand how overwhelming those feelings can be. If you find yourself skipping dental appointments out of fear or anxiety, sedation dentistry can be a lifesaver.
You will be able to maintain appointments that are meant to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and you will feel great knowing that you’re doing everything you can to take care of your smile.
Please call us to schedule an appointment or learn more about sedation dentistry at our Crown Point, IN dental office.