Going to the dentist is a vital part of your oral health and overall health as well. However, we understand how this experience can be a daunting challenge for those who suffer from anxiety when visiting a dentist. This is why, here at Mark A. Wong, DDS Family Dentistry, we take great strides to deliver anxiety-free dentistry by providing sedation services to help you relax and receive the dental care you need.
Dr. Mark A. Wong has years of experience determining the right level of sedation for patients on a case-by-case basis. This ensures that you get safe and adequate sedation. When you schedule an appointment, Dr. Wong will go over the available options while evaluating the level of comfort you’ll need for your procedure.
Here are the two types of sedation available.
Nitrous oxide gas (known commonly as laughing gas) is a mild sedative used to relieve anxiety in patients. The gas is a colorless and odorless substance we administer using a mask that delivers the gas through your nose, providing immediate relief.
The amount of gas given to you will vary based on the level of anxiety you are experiencing. However, the administration is always carefully monitored at every step of the way during the procedure. After your procedure, you’re given oxygen to help clear any lingering effects of the laughing gas.
The oral sedation option is a treatment reserved for those who suffer from more acute forms of anxiety. This option will relax you even before you arrive at the office. However, it will be necessary to make transportation arrangements as you’ll ingest your sedative at home at the prescribed time before your appointment. After your appointment, you’ll return home to rest, and when you wake, you’ll likely have a vague memory of your visit. This is the best type of sedation for anyone who suffers from severe anxieties that don’t allow them to take care of their oral health.
Anxieties related to visiting the dentist are nothing to be ashamed of. Here at Mark A. Wong, DDS Family Dentistry, Dr. Mark A. Wong and his compassionate team will help you find the right solution to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. Please schedule your appointment today. Our number is (925) 678-5600, and our address is 3075 Citrus Circle, Ste 204 Walnut Creek, CA 94598.