If going to the dentist causes you to feel nervous or anxious, you are not alone. Whether you have a mild anxiety in the waiting room or a paralyzing fear that causes you to avoid dental care, we can help you at Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward. Not only is our office equipped with relaxing amenities and comfort technology, but we also offer sedation dentistry as part of our general dental services. Sedation dentistry allows our patients to fully relax and receive the dental procedures they need or desire, whether it be a routine dental cleaning or full smile makeover.
Dr. Patel is an experienced dentist who frequently uses nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to keep patients at ease. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that is easily administered through a nosepiece. Rest assured that this form of conscious sedation dentistry is very safe and a highly effective method that allows you to remain awake during your procedure.
Nitrous oxide provides many benefits to ease your dental anxiety, including the following:
- Patients feel no discomfort when the local anesthetic is administered.
- Patients remain fully conscious, but completely relaxed.
- Dosage is adjustable at any time during your treatment.
- Quick recovery (1-3 minutes) with the ability to drive home after the procedure.
- Safe and effective solution.
- Well-tolerated for patients of all ages.
At Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward, your smile is important to us. If anxiety or fear is keeping you from taking advantage of our dental services, please do not hesitate to ask us about our sedation dentistry options. You will find that we will go out of our way to make sure your experience is comfortable and rewarding. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel.