Many patients experience anxiety and fear at the thought of visiting the dentist. Our caring team of dental professionals at the office of Cross Pointe Dental are dedicated to helping reduce your anxiety, relieve your fears, and provide your treatments in a relaxing environment. Your comfort and care are at the heart of our practice, and we make your well-being our top priority. We offer several solutions, including nitrous oxide conscious sedation, to help you feel at ease when you visit our practice. To learn more about how we can relieve dental anxiety and fear in Evansville, Indiana, and to make your appointment with Dr. Bradley Bath, please call us at 812-476-6064.
If you feel anxious or afraid while visiting the dentist, the first thing you should do is talk to our dentist. he cares about you, and will take extra precautions during your visits to ensure your comfort. When you speak with Dr. Bradley Bath, you can agree on a signal, so that when you begin to feel anxious or distressed in the chair he can quickly stop treatment to relieve your anxiety.
There are several solutions to help reduce your anxiety. Depending on your needs, we may suggest:
- Bringing a portable music player – music can drown out any fear-producing noises, and can help you relax while in the chair.
- Use a spray in your throat – throat sprays can help control your gag reflex, keeping you more comfortable during your treatment
- Bring a small mirror with you – sometimes being able to see what is happening can relieve your anxiety.
If necessary, Dr. Bradley Bath can also provide a nitrous oxide treatment. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, can help you relax during your treatment. When you receive nitrous oxide, our dentist will fit you with a face mask, and you will inhale a gas. This is a conscious sedation treatment, so you should not fall asleep, though you may feel drowsy or experience a “floating” sensation. The sedative will wear off after the mask is removed, and you should be able to drive yourself home safely after a few minutes.
For more information on how we can relieve dental anxiety and fear, including our nitrous oxide treatments, and to make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.