Would you rather put up with a toothache than go to the dentist’s office? Many people are so afraid about going to the dentist that they put off going all together. The oral sedation specialists (also known as at sedation dentists in Tulsa) at Bingham and Howarth Family Dentistry can make your trip to the dentist much easier.
Benefits of sedation dentistry
For patients with deep-rooted fears of the dental chair, our anxiety reduction procedures can allow a patient to completely relax during their visit. Being relaxed and comfortable at the dentist’s office offers better movement control and patient co-operation and no traumatic memories.
Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is a simple form of anxiety reduction that is available for both children and adults. Breathing the nitrous oxide through a mask placed over your nose has a calming effect that is easily controlled by our anxiety reduction experts and wears off quickly.
Oral sedation specialists, Drs. Bingham and Howarth, can also administer anxiety reduction in the form of a pill that is typically taken about an hour before your sedation dentistry procedure in Tulsa. Depending on the dosage, oral sedation makes some patients groggy enough that they actually fall asleep although they’re easily awakened and can cooperate and follow instructions.
All anxiety reduction procedures should be carefully considered. With the use of nitrous oxide or laughing gas, the patient may be able to drive home after the procedure. If undergoing oral sedation, the patient should make their own transportation arrangements.