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Ease Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry - How Sedation Helps

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At Innova Family Dental, Dr. Kalpana Kandimalla offers laughing gas sedation for all patients. If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, this is a great way to get the treatment you need without feeling scared or nervous during your appointment.

There are a lot of different ways that sedation with laughing gas can help with dental anxiety and ensure you get the care you need for a healthy mouth in Bolingbrook, so let’s take a look at a few of them now.

laughing gas inhibits feelings of fear & anxiety

First and foremost, laughing gas will help minimize feelings of fear and anxiety. When you breathe in the gas, you’ll immediately begin to feel more relaxed. You’ll feel sensations of euphoria, relaxation, and calmness that can help mitigate your feelings of fear and anxiety.

Throughout your appointment, Dr. Kandimalla will continue to administer laughing gas to make sure you’re sedated and remain comfortable throughout your entire procedure, so you can enjoy more comfort at the dentist’s office.

you'll remain fully alert and responsive

Laughing gas is a “minimal” type of sedation. You will feel a bit more disconnected about what’s happening around you, and you won’t feel as much anxiety. But you’ll remain fully conscious, so you won’t have to worry about losing control and you can still ask questions and respond to Dr. Kandimalla during your appointment.

sedation dentistry helps prevent feelings of pain & discomfort

Beyond simply inhibiting fear and anxiety, sedation options also function as an analgesic (pain reliever). If you are scared of a dental procedure because you have a very low pain threshold or tolerance for discomfort, sedation dentistry in Bolingbrook is a great option.

With laughing gas as well as local numbing, you can ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort at Innova Family Dental. This, in turn, leads to a smoother overall experience during your appointment with Dr. Kandimalla.

laughing gas can help with fear of needles

Even if you’re not nervous about seeing the dentist, you may have a fear of needles, which might make it hard to get local numbing injections during your appointment at Innova Family Dental. Up to 20-30% of people are afraid of needles, so this is very common.

But with laughing gas sedation, you can feel more comfortable while your mouth is being numbed, and overcome your fear of needles and injections.

laughing gas keeps you comfortable if you have a severe gag reflex

If you have a really sensitive gag reflex, you may have trouble keeping your mouth open and staying comfortable if you’re getting a filling in a rear tooth, or having any other dental work done in the back of your mouth.

Laughing gas is known to help impair the gag reflex, so this can improve your comfort during your consultation at Innova Family Dental.

contact innova family dental now to learn more about sedation

Dr. Kandimalla has years of experience treating patients with dental anxiety. If you think that you could benefit from sedation at Innova Family Dental, just call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kandimalla right away and get the help you need.

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