Sedation dentistry offers individuals with general anxiety about going to the dentist or fears about a specific dental procedure the opportunity to have a stress free and more comfortable experience. Utilizing safe and controlled sedation techniques prior to the dental procedure the patient is eased into a state of complete relaxation. This eliminates any discomfort, pain, and preoperative anxiety that may be associated with a particular dental visit. With sedation dentistry patients typically feel more at ease post-operatively as they have little or no memory of the actual moment-to-moment dental procedure.
Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is used as a mild sedative to reduce anxiety and allow a level of relaxation during a procedure. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask over the nose. It is administered for the duration of the procedure and is turned off as the procedure is coming to an end. The effects of this method of sedation wear off very quickly.
At Cayo Costa Dental, we strive to provide the most comfortable and pain free dental experience for all of our patients. Because of this basic underlying principle, we offer minimal / anxiety free sedation (Anxiolysis). Some of our patients get nervous even thinking about going to the dentist, it is for these patients that we offer a solution that eliminates the anxiety altogether. Imagine showing up at our office, taking a pill and then having all your dental needs addressed without discomfort or anxiety. It is a wonderful service and one that we are extremely proud to provide for our family of patients.