Even while dental care techniques are constantly improving to make your visit to the dentist more enjoyable, many dental patients suffer from ‘dental anxiety’. Whether it’s due to media portrayals of dentistry, a bad experience, or a fear of needles, some clients start experiencing anxiety even before they get to the dentist’s office for an appointment.
The problem can be so bad that some people even avoid taking care of their dental health because of the severity of the anxiety they experience.
If you experience any anxiety around visits to the dentist, you can choose sedation dentistry, which keeps you stay calm and fully aware during your entire visit, while making sure you feel no pain or stress.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a popular option in sedation dentistry because of how well it reduces pain and the level of relaxation it induces. It is also listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, which are the most effective and safe medicines needed in a healthcare system.
Let your dentist know if you would prefer sedation dentistry the next time you visit My Dental Care here in Lindsay, Ontario.