Its no secret that visiting the dentist isn’t high on people’s list of favorite things to do. At Pearl, we strive to make each visit as enjoyable as possible for patients. To start, we have dual TVs with Beats headphones in each treatment room in to help keep your mind off of treatment. Most patients feel comfortable at Pearl. however, some patients do suffer from dental anxiety and dental phobias and need a little more love!
Some patients need anxiolytics in order to visit the dentist. Even the thought of making a dental appointment can cause a panic attack. Fortunately, sedative agents that safely calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental procedure can be used for those patients. Pearl offers a range of safe oral or inhaled sedative medications to reach a safe level of minimal or moderate conscious sedation. The goal is for the patient to be relaxed while being able to respond to stimulation. Inhaled nitrous sedation is commonly known as laughing gas. With nitrous, patients are in an extremely relaxed state but still able to respond to commands. Nitrous is immediately reversible. Oral sedation can also be used for patients with dental anxiety. Some people will sleep while in the dental chair with oral sedation and it may be necessary to have a driver the day of the appointment.
Your comfort is our number one priority at pearl. We can suggest an appropriate option based on the severity of your anxiety as well as the extent of the procedure that needs to be done.