Professional Teeth Cleanings
Dental cleaning are designed to remove plaque and tartar deposits built up on teeth over time. Plaque is the sticky, soft film that contains bacteria and can cause gum disease, tooth decays and more. Therefore, our professional teeth cleanings are great options for maintaining good oral health as well as to add a bright smile. We offer you various types of professional teeth cleanings performed by our dentist, and we are providing you a brief overview of them below.Read more about Professional Teeth Cleanings
Many put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. With intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry, you can remain comfortable and relaxed during your dental procedure.Read more about Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. This helps you relax during your treatment.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Indications for Nitrous Oxide
- Mildly apprehensive patient
- A frightened child
- To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- To reduce dental stress
- To control gagging
- When requested by the patient
Talk to your dentist at Crossroads Family Dental Care about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 928-704-2580.
Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety.
Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you take a pill, typically Halcion, which is a member of the same drug family as Valium. It's usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you'll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. Some people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. They usually can be awakened with a gentle shake.
Conscious sedation can help ease your mind and get rid of anxiety so you can focus on your dental health, not the discomfort associated with it. If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, let your dentist at Crossroads Family Dental Care know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at 928-704-2580 for an appointment.
Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties?
You're not alone. In fact, approximately 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Our team at Crossroads Family Dental Care is here to help you overcome your dental anxiety and regain your confidence about visiting the dentist. In our personalized approach, we offer several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.Read more about Sedation Dentistry