SEDATION DENTISTRY EASES ANXIETY AND ALLOWS FOR MORE COMFORTABLE VISITS
It is estimated that up to 15 percent of Americans have a fear of visiting the dentist. Dental visits can be frightening for many patients. After 34 years in practice Dr. Timothy Pfister has treated patients of all ages, many of whom suffered from some level of dental anxiety.
WHICH LEVEL OF SEDATION DENTISTRY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas is free with any treatment. The gas is breathed in through a mask and delivers a temporary feeling of euphoria that lasts until the mask is removed. You can drive immediately afterwards.
Oral sedation is prescribed in pill form and taken before your visit. It leaves you with a relaxed, drowsy feeling throughout your procedure. This method does require that a caregiver take you to and from your appointment.
IV sedation is the deepest level offered and is typically recommended for extensive dental work or severe anxiety. Sedation drugs are administered intravenously, allowing you to sleep through your treatment and awaken with no memory of it. Like oral sedation, this requires that a friend or relative accompany you to and from your visit.
Whether you have a dental phobia, dislike the sound of the drill, or need extensive dental work, Dr. Pfister offers oral sedation dentistry and nitrous oxide to meet each patient’s needs. Our team will work with you to make your appointment as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
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THE EXPERTISE TO OFFER GENTLE DENTAL CARE
You can experience anxiety-free treatment for your smile with Dr. Pfister. He has more than three decades of experience in dentistry and he is dedicated to your comfort and health. Our compassionate dentist is certified in sedation dentistry. Call our office to schedule your consultation and ask about our sedation dentistry options.