If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you’re okay! A lot of people develop anxiety because they’ve experienced previous discomfort at the dentist. You might also have very sensitive dental nerves. It’s understandable.
Sedation methods can protect you from discomfort and even take away your anxiety. We are masters of different levels of sedation and methods. Sedation can even make patients forget the experience of a procedure.
If you’ve had major trouble at the dentist before, please contact us and let us know. We can compassionately discuss your options and help relieve your fears. At Petrini, we are discreet and warm with all our patients, treating the mouth with gentle care.
What Are the Levels of Sedation?
You don’t have to “go under” to be relieved of anxiety and pain. Depending on your needs and the type of procedure, we can offer:
- Mild Sedation: A light, relaxing state that treats mild anxiety. You’ll stay awake but might be pretty sleepy. It can help make extended procedures much easier to go through.
- Moderate Sedation: A deeper state of relaxation, treating a slightly higher level of anxiety. This sedation can last a few hours after the procedure. You’ll stay awake, but you’ll need a ride home!
- Deep Sedation: A state that includes some periods of unconsciousness, alternating with consciousness. Patients often forget what happened during the procedure.
There’s a level of sedation that will work for you! Do you want to wake up at home without remembering your visit? Or do you just need extra relaxation? Let us know!
How Do We Give Sedation?
Our methods of sedation are not scary. The simplest one is just taking a pill an hour before your appointment. It will start to relax you and make the whole process easier for you.
The other type of sedative is laughing gas. All you do is breathe normally on a tiny device. It’s very easy to use and has helped relieve mild and moderate anxiety for decades. Amazingly, laughing gas leaves the system so quickly that you can drive afterwards.
Contact Petrini for Anxiety Relief
If you’re tired of being anxious about dental visits, please contact us. We’ll treat you with respect. We value your call, no matter what your decision is. We’d love to simply discuss your needs, give our feedback, and offer our help. Contact us for a stress-free conversation.