It’s a simple fact that many people are nervous about going to the dentist. At Strohman Dental, we completely understand these feelings and will never judge you for being worried or wanting to ask additional questions. One way Dr. Shelly Strohman and our team help our anxious patients relax is by using sedation dentistry. These techniques allow us to physically and mentally calm you down so you can have a relaxing and positive dental experience. Sedation is also excellent for people looking to have multiple procedures completed in one visit in order to save time. If you’re a little concerned about your upcoming dental visit, be sure to contact us today and ask about sedation. We’ll make sure you’re taken care of each and every time.
This form of sedation is ideal for patients who have a severe apprehension about visiting the dentist. Dr. Strohman will prescribe you a pill to take on the day of your appointment, and you’ll ingest it even before you come to the office so that you’re completely sedated by the time you get here. Many people describe it as a very warm and soothing feeling, and it helps time fly by very quickly. You’ll still be conscious throughout your treatment, but many patients leave our office with little to no memory of what occurred. It is so powerful, in fact, that it is required that a friend or family member drive you to and from the office the day of your appointment.
For patients who are only a little nervous about dental care, nitrous oxide sedation is the perfect solution. Also known as “laughing gas,” this odorless and colorless gas is administered through a small nasal mask. Within moments, a patient will feel a warm blanket of relaxation come over them. Once your treatment is over and the mask has been removed, the effects wear off in moments and you’ll be able to go on about your day normally.