If it’s not you, perhaps you know someone with dental anxiety. It’s normal to feel nervous about an upcoming root canal or dental implant surgery, but some people are afraid and anxious to see a dentist, even for a simple dental cleaning. Dental fear or anxiety could be the culprit if you do everything to avoid a dental appointment at all costs.
At Daniel Appel, DDS, Inc., we believe everyone deserves quality dental care. If it’s been years since you last saw a dentist because of dental anxiety, we can help you conquer your fear with sedation dentistry.
Anxiety-free dentistry aims to calm your nerves as the dentist works on you. Sedation dentistry makes your dental appointment a pleasant one. In fact, some of our patients describe it as a “dream come true.” Most say, “I love that everything was done once the sedation wore off!”
Dr. Appel is proud to offer Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas. This form of sedation is administered through a mask while seated on the dental chair. This option is suitable for mild and moderate dental fear and can be used in patients of all ages, including children. Laughing gas is extremely safe, minimizes dental anxiety and gagging, shortens your perception of time and helps lower blood pressure. Once the appointment is finished, the medication leaves your system within a few minutes and you can drive home safely.
This is one of the most effective ways for anxious patients to comfortably handle dental treatment.
Don’t let dental fear take control of your life. Sedation dentistry in Oroville, California, can help you conquer dental anxiety to get the dental care you deserve. Please dial (530) 783-7545 to discuss with Dr. Daniel Appel our sedation dentistry options.