I think making dentistry more comfortable for our anxious patients starts with listening, and finding out what some of the barriers are to them coming in and being comfortable. Additionally, if we need to do medication, there’s nitrous oxide. We use kind of like a sleeping pill, so the patient is still conscious and can communicate and follow commands, but they remember very little of the procedure. And so, yeah, we definitely have ways to get the patient through an experience that they’re usually really anxious for.
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It’s natural to be a little anxious about coming to the dentist. In fact, surveys show that most people experience at least some dental anxiety at the thought of having their teeth worked on. You don’t need to worry, however. Our team is specially trained to help you through your anxiety so you can receive relaxing and pleasant dental care.
We’ll take all the time needed to answer your questions and help you feel comfortable. Plus, our office features semi-private patient care rooms with pillows, blankets, and headphones to help you relax. In addition, we offer you dental sedation to help alleviate any fear you’re experiencing. Here’s what to expect with oral sedation:
- Dr. Jones will prescribe a small, FDA-approved pill for you to take as directed approximately one hour before your appointment.
- By the time you’re seated in our chair, you’ll feel complete relaxation.
- The pill’s effects will take several hours to wear off, so you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
If anxiety has kept you from getting dental care, call Park Place Dental today at 707-210-0304. We’re happy to talk to you about our dental sedation options in Petaluma. For your convenience, you can also schedule online. Be sure to ask about our membership club for savings on treatment!