At The Hampton’s Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want all of your visits to be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. But we do realize that some patients may experience fear or dental anxiety, so we provide sedation dentistry options when necessary.
We want all of our patients to get the treatment they need! Dental anxiety is a common occurrence and can sometimes be severe enough to prevent patients from following through on their appointments and treatments. To prevent this, we offer sedation dentistry services to help you overcome any dental anxiety or fear you may have. Our sedation dentistry options include:
Local anesthesia is administered through an injection at the site where a procedure or treatment will occur. The local anesthesia will block pain receptors in the immediate and surrounding area completely numbing the site during the procedure. Local anesthesia will not affect your consciousness and usually lasts for a couple of hours.
Laughing gas is a colorless and odorless gas that can be inhaled during a dental procedure or treatment to relieve stress or dental anxiety. It is administered through a mask that is worn over the nose. Inhaling the laughing gas will help you feel relaxed and in a state of calm. You will remain conscious while under the effects of laughing gas, and the effects typically wear off as soon as you cease inhaling it.
If you are worried about an upcoming appointment or treatment, or if you have experienced dental anxiety before, please let our friendly staff know! We want to make your visit to our dental practice a productive and stress-free one.