Anxiety and fear of the dentist are very common and combine to make the #1 reason why people do not see a dentist, avoid treatment, or remain unhappy with their smile. At Cove Choice Dental we are proud to offer services that can help alleviate these feelings and make coming to the dentist and accepting treatment tolerable.
In addition to relaxing, spa-like atmosphere we offer the following:
Nitrous Oxide: Also know as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a wonderful anesthetic that has been used in dentistry for a very long time. It involves us placing a comfortable mask over your nose and instructing you to breathe in and out of your nose. We titrate the levels of the gas to where you are comfortable and relaxed. After the treatment is done, we have you breathe 100% oxygen for 5 minutes, making sure all of the nitrous oxide leaves your system and returns you back to a full functioning person. This allows you to come to your appointment and leave all without an escort.
Oral Conscious Sedation: There are many anti-anxiety medications available today. Depending upon your age, weight, height, anxiety levels, and medical history, we design a combination of medications that we feel will work best for you. In some cases, we may have you take medications at home prior to your appointment or, in other cases, we may have you take the medications at our office after you have arrived. In either case, oral conscious sedation will require you to have an escort to and from the appointment as you will be in a relaxed and drowsy state. Your safety is our #1 concern and from the moment you arrive, a member of our staff will stay with you and monitor your vital signs until your appointment is completed.