Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you anxious? We can help. At iSmile, Dr. Mohamed Hassan and his dental team offer friendly oral health care to patients. They want every patient who visits their office to feel comfortable and confident. One of the best ways to address severe dental fear or anxiety is dental sedation. Contact iSmile for sedation dentistry in Dundalk, MD. Dental sedation is a general dental treatment that allows patients to receive dental care without any pain or discomfort.
Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation
We use nitrous oxide and oxygen to calm patients during their procedures. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide can cause patients to feel euphoric and happy. Nitrous oxide slows down the nervous system, so patients will feel drowsy and light-headed. We deliver nitrous oxide through a mask placed over the nose and mouth.
Taken as a pill about an hour before treatment, oral conscious sedation takes some time to take effect. Because of this, we recommend patients be driven to and from their dental appointments. Oral conscious sedation can last up to 8 hours. Under oral conscious sedation, patients will also feel drowsy. However, they may still be able to communicate with their dentist but will not feel any pain during treatment.
Benefits of Conscious Dental Sedation in Dundalk, MD
Sedation dentistry has many benefits. Dental sedation:
- Alleviates dental anxiety
- Offers safe and pain-free treatment
- Allows our dentists to perform dental procedures
We recommend dental sedation for patients with:
- Special needs
- Dental fear or anxiety
- A fear of loud noises
- Anxiety around dental treatments
- A poor gag reflex
Sedation makes it easier for our team to provide treatment to patients. Dental sedation is also safe for children and adults and can be particularly helpful for oral surgeries or extractions.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you have dental anxiety? Are you interested in learning more about your sedation options? Contact iSmile for treatment with dental sedation at 410-288-1162. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our team on our website. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.