We fully understand that many people are anxious about visiting the dentist. Since we don’t want fear to hold you back from getting the dental care you need, we offer sedation dentistry to improve your experience. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax while we perform a dental treatment. At the same time, you will remain conscious and aware of your surroundings. Instead of avoiding dental procedures, ask us about sedation dentistry.
Many patients, young and old, feel anxious when they know they need a filling or a crown. Dr. Gotsch and his great Team understand this and encourage patients to use nitrous oxide (often times called “nitrous”); it helps you feel calmer. He still uses local anesthetic to deaden the tooth nerve; however, our patients tell us “Nitrous helps me feel more at ease.”
Nitrous oxide is fast acting. And unlike general anesthetic, it’s ‘fast releasing’, meaning it wears off quickly, so you’re able to drive home without an escort.
Deep Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is separate from medication that you might receive for pain. While sedation dentistry will help you relax, you might also receive a local anesthetic or general anesthesia for certain dental procedures. If the idea of sedation or pain medication makes you nervous, please do not hesitate to express your concerns with Dr. Gotsch.