Dental anxiety is an extremely common occurrence which can be treated using a variety of methods. At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we focus on holistic and natural techniques, such as creating a relaxing setting, chair-side massages, and spa like amenities. Our goal is to create an environment that feels so unlike a dental office, that the anxiety associated with it diminishes. We also utilize other methods for services that require a longer appointment or lead to other fears, such as that of a dental drill. Melanie Snare, the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry spokeswoman, discusses different sedation techniques for patients who have a fear of dentistry.
“Many people are extremely nervous about cosmetic dental procedures and, even with today’s advancements, require additional medications to calm their fears. The technique we most often use is nitrous oxide gas, which is sometimes referred to as laughing gas. It helps relax patients by inhaling a gas administered through the nose. Many of our patients report that it helps them feel both comfortable and less anxious.
Some patients need to be calmed before they get to the office. In these instances, we can prescribe an oral medication to be taken prior to their appointment to relax them”.
At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we use these techniques, along with holistic and natural techniques, to help with dental anxiety.