Fear of dental procedures keeps far too many people from seeking necessary dental services. In fact, some people are so fearful that they delay routine and preventive care until a painful dental condition forces their hand. By that time, anxiety over dental procedures could cause the very thing that you wanted to avoid: a painful experience. Through sedation dentistry and a compassionate approach, Dr. Brett R. Warn and the rest of the staff at Premier Dental Arts have helped men and women from Lawton, Oklahoma and beyond to get the care that they need without undue anxiety and stress.
Sedation dentistry is simply the targeted use of medications to help you relax during dental procedures. Some options may relax you to the point that you are comfortable napping during your dental work, but you can be easily awakened with a gentle squeeze or shake.
Dr. Warn is very accommodating and compassionate when working with you to address your dental anxiety, and he helps you decide the best sedation option for your particular set of needs.
Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled before treatment; you may know it by the common name of “laughing gas.” If you only experience mild anxiety over dental care, Dr. Warn may suggest nitrous oxide as a sedation dentistry option.
Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation, and the effects wear off quickly. If you’re planning to go back to work or have a busy day planned, then nitrous oxide may be a good choice.
Oral sedation is a safe and effective way for you to get the dental care that you need without going through extreme anxiety and stress. In fact, if your dental anxiety is moderate to severe, oral sedation may offer a better fit for your needs.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed medication in a pill form before treatment. That medication helps you reach a state of deep relaxation.
During your first appointment, Dr. Warn works with you to determine the right medication to use, even if you have had allergic reactions to certain medicines in the past. You may become sleepy before or during the procedure, but don’t worry, napping is perfectly acceptable. There’s nothing wrong with getting a little rest at the same time as you receive dental work.