There can be times when you need help relaxing while receiving the dental care you need for a healthy smile. Invasive treatments like root canals and tooth extractions can be stressful for some people. Others have dental anxiety, severe gag reflex or difficulty remaining still for long periods. If you want to have a relaxing experience during your dental treatment, sedation dentistry can be the solution. At First Smile Family Dental, we offer sedation options for our patients to help them have a stress-free visit when they come for dental care at our clinic in Federal Way, WA.
Dental anxiety or phobia is the most common reasons that our patients request sedation dentistry. These are common conditions that can interfere with achieving optimal oral health. Even those who do not have anxiety during routine dental care can benefit from sedation during lengthy or invasive procedures. We offer both mild sedation with nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for those needing a deeper level of relaxation.
Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative that is breathed in during the dental treatment. The effects are euphoric, and the patient is very relaxed and comfortable. Patients using nitrous oxide are fully conscious and most will fully remember their experience. After the dental treatment is finished, the effects of nitrous oxide quickly wear off after the patient stops inhaling the gas.
Do you want a stress-free experience when visiting the dentist? Come see us at First Smile Family Dental for sedation dentistry. We welcome patients from Auburn, Fife, Des Moines, Kent and the greater Federal Way area – contact us today to make your first appointment and ask about our sedation options.