Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with anxiety? Does fear prevent you from making dental visits? Dental fear and anxiety can prevent you from getting the care you need. Dr. Jordan Morris is here to help anxious or fearful dental patients. Dental sedation is a general dental treatment that benefits our Sahuarita, AZ, office patients with lengthy treatments or dental anxiety.
Dr. Morris suggests minimal sedation and works with his patients to alleviate anxiety about their treatment. He is also here for patients if they have questions about their procedures. Dr. Morris explains procedures step by step and ensures that patients are comfortable throughout their treatment process.
Dental fear can make the thought of visiting the dentist anxiety-inducing. If required, sedation can help patients who fear loud noises, pain, dental tools, or generalized anxiety. Calming exercises and support from loved ones can also make treatments more comfortable. Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients that are going to have a tooth extraction procedure.
Types of Dental Sedation in Sahuarita, AZ
There are two types of dental sedation that Dr. Morris offers his patients:
- Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that relaxes the body. Dentists deliver nitrous oxide through a mask or tubes that patients inhale. Under nitrous oxide, many patients feel relaxed and calm. Patients may even feel happy or giggly under this type of sedation.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: As its name suggests, patients are conscious during this type of sedation. However, patients will still not feel any pain during treatment. A dentist gives patients a pill to take several hours before treatment. Because of this, patients need someone to drive them to and from their appointment.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Are you looking for a way to prevent dental fear and anxiety? Contact 520.412.9162. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Morris on our website. We are here to customize dental treatment for you. Call our office, and we can accommodate your needs. We also encourage patients to bring objects that help them relax to regular dental visits, including their favorite music. Patients can also bring family members to their appointments for extra support.