Many people are terrified of sitting in a dental chair. Some may be afraid of needles are fearful of the pain. Other patients have developed dental anxiety after suffering a bad experience. Unfortunately, this debilitating fear can result in avoiding dentist visits until an oral health issue is well advanced. Dr. Pandya is committed to keeping every patient calm and comfortable. If dental anxiety is keeping you from getting the dental care you need, call our office and request an appointment with our Glendale dentist for sedation dentistry.
At Desert Peak Family Dental, we off our Glendale patients several types of sedation dentistry:
General anesthesia and intravenous sedation (conscious or deep) are both safe and effective methods of treating moderate-severe dental anxiety. Advanced monitoring equipment like EKG, CO2 monitors, pre-cordial stethoscopes and pulse oximetry combined with superior training and skills, allows our team to provide a relaxed treatment environment and superior patient care.
Laughing gas is a commonly used form of sedation dentistry because it enters and exits the system so quickly. Nitrous oxide is administered by breathing in the gas through a face mask. Patients experience a feeling of euphoria within five minutes, alleviating fear and anxiety. Once the mask is removed, the effects start to wear away immediately. There is no need to arrange a ride home; you will be alert and able to safely transport yourself.
Even patients with a moderate fear of dentists can benefit from oral sedation dentistry. Your Glendale, AZ dentist will prescribe a pill to be taken about an hour before your scheduled appointment. By the time you arrive, you will feel at ease and relaxed. You might even feel a bit drowsy. Oral sedation is the perfect solution for a patient who not only fear dental treatments, but also IV injections.