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Sedation Dentistry in North Royalton OH

If you are afraid of dental procedures, you aren’t alone. It is estimated that between 9 and 15% of Americans avoid dental appointments due to fear and anxiety. Fortunately, with the help of sedation dentistry, you can relax while Dr. Nathaniel M. Taylor focuses on your dental issues.

Here at North Royalton Family Dental, we offer two different types of sedation dentistry. In addition to nitrous oxide, which is also referred to as “laughing gas,” we also offer oral anxiety control. After your initial sedation dentistry consultation, Dr. Taylor will determine which method is right for you. Here is more information about the types of sedation dentistry that we offer, so that you can learn more about your options.   

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a gas which is inhaled through a comfortable mask worn throughout the procedure. The gas that you breathe during the procedure contains about 30% Nitrous oxide and 70% regular oxygen, so you won’t have to worry about not being able to breathe. Also known as "laughing gas,” nitrous oxide alleviates anxiety and discomfort by interacting with the neural receptors in your brain that perceive pain and anxiety.  

Don't let anxiety keep you from receiving dental care. We have options to help you feel relaxed and calm all through your appointment. Ask us about sedation dentistry today.

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Oral Anxiety Control

Oral anxiety control involves taking a sedative in pill form prior to your appointment, allowing you completely relax before your treatment begins. After Dr. Taylor evaluates your medical history and determines that you are a viable candidate for oral anxiety control, he will prescribe a single dose of an oral sedative, such as Valium. Oral anxiety control leaves patients with the ability to respond to questions and communicate their needs, all the while being unaware of the procedure specifics. 

Following Your Procedure

The time it takes for the sedation to wear off can vary, depending on the type of sedation you elect to receive. Most sedation methods allow you to resume your day as normal, but some may require you to have a friend or family member drive you home after the procedure. Full instructions will be given by Dr. Taylor prior to your appointment.

Not only does sedation dentistry help eliminate anxiety, but it allows Dr. Taylor the opportunity to complete complex procedures that would normally take several appointments to complete. That is time well spent and money well saved!

If you're interested in sedation dentistry, let us know. Our team at North Royalton Family Dental is dedicated to helping you achieve the healthy smile you deserve! Contact us to schedule an appointment today!