Garrett County’s Only Sedation Dentists!
Feeling nervous or uneasy about seeing the dentist is not as uncommon as you may think. In fact, some studies show that about 75% of the US population suffers from some form of dental anxiety.
Put Your Worries Away
Our sedation dentistry services can help to sooth away anxiety and allow you drift into a completely calm and relaxed state. Patients sit more comfortably, and often, even nap through a dental visit. Dr. Yant and Dr. Allen have extensive experience in working with nervous patients of all ages. We are pleased to be the only office in the county to offer sedation services.
Having a dental phobia or extreme stress about seeing the dentist is not something to be taken lightly. We understand the apprehension as a real fear.
How do you know if you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry? If any of the following apply, sedation dentistry might be right for you.
- High dental fear
- Previous traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty with getting numb
- A bad dental gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Hate needles and shots
- Dislike the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
Thankfully, many patients benefit greatly from sedation dentistry — designed specifically to alleviate anxiety and pain. Our doctors are experienced in nitrous oxide (laughing gas) therapy. This treatment is effective and efficient, allowing for quick recovery. The team is also trained in oral conscious sedation, which uses two types of oral medications to help patients achieve a deeply relaxed, near-sleep state of consciousness.
Throughout treatment, Dr. Yant closely monitors patient heart rate, along with blood pressure and oxygen levels for sedation that’s always safe and soothing.