Silverdale Dental Center goes the extra mile to alleviate your dental anxiety
Feeling nervous or experiencing dental anxiety is something that patients like you across Silverdale, Bremerton, and Poulsbo, WA face each day. Our entire team completely understands that your concerns are based on real worries and should never be trivialized or minimized.
If you’re afraid of going to the dentist or need some help to feel more at ease while you’re seeing us for dental treatment, sedation dentistry is a soothing solution that’s effective and easy.
What is Dental Anxiety?
The root of your dental anxiety is intensely personal and frequently caused by a past dental experience that was frightening or traumatic. Or, just like regular anxiety, sometimes the nervousness that you feel at the dentist doesn’t come with a reasonable explanation. You’re just nervous, and that’s OK.
- Have a fear of needles or drills.
- Are facing more in-depth treatment.
- Struggle with teeth, or a gag reflex, that are sensitive.
For these reasons, and so many more, we’re here to help. Silverdale Dental Center gives you one-on-one access to a board-certified, trusted, and highly experienced anesthesiologist for complete, compassionate care you won’t find anywhere else.
Let’s Find Your Sedation Solution Together
You can take comfort in knowing there is a safe and reliable way to help alleviate your dental anxiety and fear. You won’t need to travel to a hospital or a different office where you’ll feel even more out of place. Come to the office you know, see the team you trust, and feel the difference sedation can make.
Usually administered in pill form, you’ll get gentle relaxation that’s minimal, yet highly successful, at helping patients of all ages overcome their fear.
This safe and beneficial form of sedation involves breathing in nitrous oxide gas during treatment to help you feel at ease and pain-free, and the side effects wear off immediately after treatment.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Also referred to as “twilight sleep,” IV sedation at the dentist has significant advantages for patients who are in need of more complex dental treatment that requires a little bit more time in the dental chair. The IV helps you fall asleep quickly and involves constant monitoring and adjustments until your dental work is complete.
General anesthesia is another sedation option for complete sleep while we work. You won’t feel any pain or even remember your treatment. This is ideal if you’re interested in extensive full mouth reconstruction. We’re carefully watching your vital signs the entire time to ensure your absolute care and safety.
Your Best Interests are Always in Mind
There’s no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed about your dental anxiety. Please talk to us about how sedation dentistry can dramatically improve your smile and your dental experience. We’re here six days a week and always ready to listen.