Overcoming Fear of the Dentist
If you feel a bit of apprehension about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is common, but your fear of the dentist doesn’t have to keep you from getting the dental care that you need. At Cochran Family Dental, we offer sedation dentistry options for our anxious patients. Sedation dentistry services allow patients to feel relaxed and calm throughout their procedures, even if they’ve experienced anxiety in the past. With nitrous oxide sedation, or another sedation method, patients enjoy reduced sensitivity during their procedures and less stress.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is one of our most tried and true sedation dentistry methods. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has been used to reduce sensitivity and make dental visits more comfortable for decades. Despite being called laughing gas, nitrous oxide just helps patients to relax and feel at ease. With nitrous oxide sedation, patients can have a positive experience at our office and get the treatment that they need without worry or anxiety. Nitrous oxide is completely safe and effective.
Patients love nitrous oxide sedation because it is convenient, easy to administer, and wears off quickly after the procedure is complete. Nitrous oxide is the only sedation method that wears off quickly enough that patients can drive themselves to and from the office. Our other sedation methods result in a deeper sedation, but patients who take oral conscious sedation or IV sedation need to find a friend or loved one to drive them to and from the office.
No matter what your previous experiences have been, or your background, you can enjoy your visit to Cochran Family Dental if you are in the Leesburg area, including Ashburn and Purcellville. Call us today for an appointment in Leesburg even if you have a fear of the dentist. We would be happy to answer any questions about nitrous oxide you might have, or to arrange a consultation with Dr. Cochran.