Does the thought of going to the dentist make you feel anxious? Would you rather endure a toothache than ever have to step foot into a dental office? Then sedation dentistry may be right for you. At our Elkhart office we offer various sedation options that provide comfort and a way for you to relax during your dental appointment. Dr. Snyder is licensed to provide safe in-house sedation without having to refer you to a surgeon or hospital facility.
Our patients can choose from:
Conscious Oral Sedation
Oral sedation comes in pill form, taken about an hour before your scheduled procedure. This sedation option allows you to enter a state of relaxation while staying semi-conscious during the procedure. Although you won’t feel any pain, you will be able to respond to the dentist’s questions and instructions. This allows Dr. Snyder to complete more complex treatments, without compromising your comfort.
Nitrous Oxide Option
Nitrous oxide, also commonly known as laughing gas, is a convenient and light form of dental sedation. Laughing gas is a simple and effective way to decrease your anxiety and sensitivity during routine dental procedures. Whether you are having your teeth cleaned or need an extraction – nitrous oxide gives you head to toe relaxation in just a few minutes. It is completely reversible as soon as the procedure is complete and is safe for both children and adults.
Avoiding a trip to the dentist can lead to more extensive dental work later on. Dr. Snyder and his staff are here to make sure your dental experience is safe and comfortable. Sedation dentistry can help you conquer your dental fears so you maintain optimum oral health and fewer visits in the future.
Sedation is available to all patients upon request. If going to the dentist makes you feel nervous or you have had a bad experience in the past – Dr. Snyder can help. Ask about our sedation options during your next exam.