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Are you interested in keeping your pearly whites healthy and strong? If you are, you probably know that you’ll need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit a dentist once every six months. However, are you ever hesitant to visit the dentist because of dental anxiety? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, would you be surprised to learn that more than 40 million struggle with dental anxiety? Fortunately, if you struggle with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry could be an option for you.

For many patients, our team could recommend nitrous oxide, which is often referred to as laughing gas. This form of sedation dentistry is a viable option for both children and adults. This is an extremely popular option because laughing gas has few side effects and wears off quickly after treatment. If you use laughing gas, you probably won’t fall asleep, but you will be in a relaxed state for your treatment.

Oral sedation dentistry could also help. If you choose this option, you’ll take an oral medication before you come for your visit in order to be fully relaxed before treatment. However, please note that if you choose this form of sedation, you won’t be able to drive yourself home, as the effects can take more time to wear off.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of sedation dentistry? Would you like to learn about other options for overcoming sedation? If so, please feel free to contact Bull City Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Debora Bolton DDS at 919-381-5900. We look forward to hearing from you soon!