If you have claustrophobia, you avoid enclosed spaces. If you have arachnophobia, you stay away from spiders. Fair enough! If you fear the dentist you may be inclined to avoid checkups. At Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings, we know this is a bad idea.
The connection between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Skipping regular checkups due to fear, or any other reason, puts your general health at risk, too.
Help Is Here
A solution that works is sedation dentistry. We offer two types: oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
- Nitrous Oxide. Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century. Yes, it will probably make you giddy. It is effective, works quickly, and wears off quickly.
- Oral Conscious Sedation. This involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It won’t put you out, but it will make you very groggy. You will need a ride home.
- IV Sedation. A strong sedative is adminsitered intravenously. It puts you in an even deeper state of relaxation. You will need a ride home afterward with this method, too.
Sedation dentistry from Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings has allowed countless patients to get the treatment they deserve. We offer complete family dentistry, and much more. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
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