If you have a dental phobia, it can be difficult to come into a dental office for routine procedures such as professional cleanings, let alone more extensive treatments if you have an oral health issue. At Martin Taylor Dentistry in Tucson, AZ, we provide compassionate, gentle care and offer conscious sedation dentistry to help our patients with dental anxiety be comfortable.
What is conscious sedation?
Conscious sedation is the use of a medication, such as nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) that you breathe in or an oral sedative, during your dental treatment so you feel calm and relaxed. It can truly make the difference between suffering at home in pain due to a fear of the dentist and getting the dental care that you need comfortably—and often without recollection of your treatment! Oral conscious sedation is a great option for people who:
- Have dental phobias—it is estimated that at least half to three-fourths of Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety
- Have an overactive gag reflex
- Need to have multiple dental treatments done in one sitting
It is an effective option for our adult and child patients alike and can truly transform how you perceive dental visits. With conscious sedation, you remain awake during your dental visit, but feel calm, and often patients don’t remember their visit at all afterwards. When we combine conscious sedation with local anesthetics, you benefit from both a relaxing and pain-free dental visit!
A more comfortable, calming dental experience
At Martin Taylor Dentistry, we are among the approximately five percent of dental practices licensed to administer conscious sedation. In fact, Dr. Martin is an examiner for the State Dental Board and ensures that other dentists across the state are properly trained and have the right equipment to safely perform conscious sedation.
If you have been putting off getting the dental care that you need, or care for your child, we encourage you to learn more about how conscious sedation dentistry can help. Call Martin Taylor Dentistry in Tucson, AZ today at (520) 600-6925! We are here to answer your questions and help you get the care you need.