Does just the thought of going to the dentist cause a chill to run down your spine? Have you avoided much needed care for years because of dental-related fear? If so, you’re far from alone, and the team at Evans Street Dental is ready to help with sedation dentistry in McMinnville, OR. Using the safe and proven techniques outlined below, we can make even the most anxious patient feel calm during their visits. On top of this, Dr. Ramsay is well-known for her gentle touch that enables most patients to remain completely relaxed even without sedation. To learn more about all the ways we can take the stress out of your dental care, contact us today.
Need just a little help during your dental visits to feel at ease? If so, then nitrous oxide sedation may be perfect for you. With this, all a patient has to do is breathe in a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small mask placed over the nose. Within minutes, a person will feel warmer, happier, and slightly numb all over. This helps the appointment fly by, and once the mask is removed, a patient will feel completely normal right away.
For more severe dental anxiety, we can help you start feeling better even before you step foot in our dental office. Dr. Ramsay can prescribe you medication to take at home on the day of your appointment that will make you completely serene from head to toe by the time you sit in the dental chair. You’ll remain awake, but the appointment will seem to flow by in just a few minutes, and you’ll likely have little to no memory of it afterward, almost making it seem like a dream.
If a patient is extremely afraid of the dentist, or if they want to have multiple procedures completed in a single appointment to save time, IV sedation is an ideal choice. A sedative is administered directly into the bloodstream, causing a patient to become deeply sedated almost instantly. During the appointment, our team can actually adjust a patient’s sedation level in real time to ensure they feel completely comfortable every single moment.