As your dental care professionals, our mission is to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.
Treating the Anxious Patient
Fear and anxiety surrounding the dentist are common in people of all ages. Archbold Family Dental offers several forms of anxiety-reducing management, including calm and relaxing music, nitrous oxide, and oral sedation for our more anxious patients.
Our environmental control techniques include calming music on noise-reducing headphones, eye masks, blankets, etc.
Nitrous oxide is considered minimal sedation, which will make you feel light and comfortable. You will still remain in control and be able to interact with the dental staff and understand what is going on during your procedure. Nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen and given through a mask and is safe for any age. Nitrous oxide works quickly, and you will start feeling the effects in just a few minutes. You will return back to normal shortly after the mask is removed, allowing you to return to your normal daily routine.
Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry that Archbold Family Dental offers for our more anxious patients. With this form of sedation, we require that someone bring you to and from your appointment.
Do you suffer from dental anxiety?
Do not let fear stop you from getting proper oral health care. If you suffer from anxiety surrounding dental visits or procedures, we’re here for you. Feel free to give us a call at 419-445-8176.