Relaxing Sedation Dentistry in Claremore
When it comes to common fears that people have, the dentist tends to be high on the list. At Flawless Smile Dentistry, we work hard to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where anxious and fearful patients can feel right at home. Sedation dentistry is available to help calm your nerves and give you a genuinely relaxing treatment experience. Contact our Claremore, OK practice if you’d like to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Ali Torabi.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation (medication) is typically the right choice for patients who fall into any of the following categories:
- If you experience severe feelings of nervousness or outright fear when faced with upcoming dental care.
- If you have a sensitive gag reflex.
- If you have trouble becoming numb with local anesthetic.
- If you’re unable to rest comfortably in the dental chair over the course of a long treatment because of health concerns regarding the neck and/or back.
Dr. Torabi will prescribe the sedative and provide detailed instructions for when to take it prior to your appointment. Once you arrive, our team members will help you become comfortable in the treatment chair before your procedure begins. Patients should feel deeply at ease throughout the process, and they’re likely to not remember about their appointment once it ends. Those who choose oral sedation will need a trusted escort to bring them to our practice and take them home afterwards.
Nitrous oxide is typically referred to as “laughing gas,” and this mild sedative can help relieve anxiety safely for patients of all ages. You’ll inhale the gas through a mask that fits over the nose, and the amount can be adjusted for maximum comfort. Within minutes, the calming effects should begin. One of the biggest benefits of nitrous oxide is that it wears off just as quickly as it begins once the mask is removed, which means patients will be capable of returning to work and even driving themselves home.