Avoiding dental care out of fear or anxiety can have dire consequences for your smile and the rest of your body. If you find that your own worries are keeping you away from our dental office, it might be time to ask about sedation dentistry. Dr. Shelton offers different sedation options depending on the type of treatment you need and/or the level of your dental phobia. Call us today to learn more about sedation dentistry in our Carlsbad, CA dental office and how it might be used during your next appointment.
Even though oral conscious sedation is generally reserved for lengthier treatments and more severe cases of anxiety, the process itself is actually quite simple. You just take a pill at a set time before your appointment, allowing you to enter a state of relaxation so deep that you likely won’t remember anything clearly afterwards. Make arrangements for someone else to drive you to and from our dental office while the effects of the medication still linger.
In addition to sedation dentistry, our team offers other amenities that are designed to be soothing and stress-relieving. We have Netflix available on nearby TV's for you to watch throughout the treatment process, as well as headphones, blankets, and pillows that will help you feel comfier in the treatment chair. Pleasant scents are also present in the dental office for a clean, almost spa-like environment that's sure to help you feel more at ease! We're always ready to go to the extra mile when it comes to helping patients have the best experience possible here.
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