Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is common, but at our Dental Office in San Diego, we're committed to ensuring every visit is comfortable and relaxed, regardless of the procedure. It's crucial to maintain your oral health, so if dental anxiety has kept you away, let us guide you through a stress-free experience. We always strive to keep our patients informed throughout their treatment journey, allowing you to make confident decisions regarding your dental care.

Strategies to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Open Communication: Sharing your concerns is paramount. Being informed before, during, and after your procedure ensures that you understand every step.

  1. xCalming Techniques: Controlled breathing or finding distractions in the room can alleviate nervousness.
  2. Listening to Music: Personal headphones can offer a comforting distraction. Feel the beat and let your worries melt away.
  3. Oral Sedation: We provide sedation options, including oral sedation, depending on the nature of your procedure.
  4. Taking Breaks: Signal us with your left hand if you need a breather during treatment.

Preparing for Your Dental Visit

Get acquainted with our friendly environment by visiting our San Diego office before your actual appointment. A meeting with Dr. Taís Trevelin (Lowry), familiarizing yourself with our space, and discussing your upcoming procedure can make your subsequent visit smoother. Being well-informed can alleviate many dental concerns.

Sedation Dentistry: A Solution for Dental Anxiety

  • Will I be asleep when sedated?
    Not typically. While you may feel drowsy and relaxed, you remain conscious and responsive.
  • Is sedation dentistry for everyone?
    Most people are candidates. However, we recommend discussing the best sedation method for you with Dr. Taís Trevelin (Lowry).
  • How is it administered?
    A common method is nitrous oxide, which you might by its common name, "laughing gas." As the mildest form of sedation, it blends a colorless gas with oxygen to help ease discomfort and tension during dental procedures. Not only does it increase your pain tolerance, but it also minimizes an intrusive gag reflex, ensuring efficient treatment. Nitrous oxide is particularly suitable for individuals with mild apprehension about their upcoming dental visit. Nitrous oxide offers a solution, ensuring you remain calm and allowing us to effectively attend to your dental needs.

    Another method, requires taking a pill an hour before your procedure. It induces relaxation without the necessity for additional pain medications in most cases.

  • Mobility post-sedation?
    You'll be able to converse and respond, but might be a tad slower. We advise arranging transportation post-procedure.
  • Side effects?
    Any effects typically subside within an hour post-procedure. We always ensure we use just the right amount to keep you relaxed without prolonged aftereffects.
  • Can children benefit?
    Yes, sedation can be beneficial for children undergoing extensive dental procedures, ensuring they remain calm throughout.

Advancements in Comfort: Laser Dentistry

Another innovation to enhance comfort is Laser Dentistry. It's less invasive, ensuring reduced discomfort and recovery time. Laser Dentistry is adept at treating tooth decay, gum disease, and various restorative procedures. By using the latest technology, like dental lasers, we've minimized traditional discomfort factors, like the noise and vibration from dental drills.

For more details on how our Dental Office can ensure a comfortable and anxiety-free dental experience, call us at (858) 679-8918. We're here to prioritize your comfort and health.


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