Does the thought of even going to the dentist raise your blood pressure? How about the thought of having your teeth worked on make you anxious or uncomfortable? Do the sight of needles and the sound of dental drills make you cringe? We sympathize! Now imagine if you could have everything done while you nap comfortably and wake to not remembering anything from the procedure? With the use of oral sedation, we can do this for you. Dr. Ted Haines has been helping people overcome these fears for many years.
Dr. Haines will prescribe the appropriate medication in a pill form that you will take in his office before your treatment. Most oral sedation dentistry patients nap through their visit and leave feeling relaxed, healthy, and well cared for.
This can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:
- High dental anxiety and fear
- A severe gag reflex
- Difficulty getting numb
- Extensive treatment needs
- A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while.they are fully relaxed
Dr. Haines also offers Inhalation Sedation treatment. Nitrous Oxide is commonly referred to as, “Laughing Gas.” This mild sedative inhalant will put you in a euphoric state of relaxation and will help make the dental procedures much easier for you to handle. Inhalation sedation, laughing gas, relative analgesia, happy gas, gas and air, nitrous, nitrous oxide, N2O-O2… this one has more names than any other sedation technique! And deservedly so. Inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen has been described as “representing the most nearly ‘ideal’ clinical sedative circumstance”. The effects of nitrous oxide: it kills pain – and it induces a pleasurable feeling. After 5 minutes or so of breathing in the gas, you should feel a euphoric feeling spread throughout your body.
We understand that going to the dentist can be very difficult for some people. Dental phobia is actually a lot more common than you may think. It is estimated that about 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of this reason. Don’t let the agony of a toothache wear on or let much needed regular visits to the dentist pass by, we can keep your visits to the dentists pleasant.
Call Ted Haines DDS for an appointment today. Keep those teeth and gums healthy! Call 360-568-8577 or visit the website at tedhainesdds.com.
Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.