How can you help me relax during tooth extraction?
Having a tooth removed causes stress and anxiety for many people, so it is understandable that you want a solution to help you relax. Sedation dentistry at Meadow Creek Dentistry helps our patients experience procedures like extraction without fear or worry.
For many people, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a very effective method of sedation. All you have to do is sit back, breathe normally, and you will feel the calming effects immediately. Nitrous oxide does not “knock you out.” It merely makes you feel drowsy, relaxed, and detached from the activity around you.
You will be alert enough to let us know if you’re uncomfortable, but you will not go to sleep. When the procedure is over, we stop administering the nitrous, and you will feel alert and awake with no side effects.
If you experience more intense anxiety, we can offer you oral sedation. One of our doctors will prescribe a calming medication for you to take about an hour before your appointment. When you arrive you will already feel calm and relaxed. We can use nitrous oxide along with oral sedation to give you a completely stress-free experience.
Tooth extraction is not a procedure you should put off for any reason, and especially not because of fear. Please contact our Inman, SC dental office, and we will be happy to explain how our sedation options can help you.