Springfield Sedation Dentistry
for Relaxing Dental Experience
Are you nervous about going to the dentist? Has this made you avoid or even skip dental appointments? Don’t worry, you’re far from alone—millions of people feel the exact same way, and we treat anxious patients every day. We completely understand that these feelings are often out of your control, and that if you could just calm down, you would!
At Mountain Stream Dental, we can provide you the help you need with relaxation dentistry. These techniques allow Dr. Gerald Torgeson and our team to relax both your body and mind so that you can finally have an anxiety-free experience at the dental office.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you’re extremely nervous about visiting the dentist, then you could probably benefit from oral conscious sedation. For this, Dr. Torgeson will prescribe you a pill to take about an hour before your visit. By the time you sit in the treatment chair, you should be completely overcome with a warm, comforting sensation. You’ll still be awake and able to respond to Dr. Torgeson , but many patients leave our office with little to no memory of their treatment (and most like it that way!).
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This form of sedation is great for helping patients simply “take the edge off” of their nerves. Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is a colorless, odorless gas that you’ll inhale through a small nasal mask, and within a minute, you’ll feel a relaxing sensation throughout your entire body. Once your treatment is over and the mask is removed, the effects wear off almost instantly, and you’ll be able to go on about your day as normal.
Contact Us for Stress-Free Dental Care
Think that relaxation dentistry could help you during your next visit? We want to make taking care of your teeth as easy as possible, so be sure to contact our office today so we can discuss your options.