Dental fear is one of the most commonly reported phobias out there. At Northwest Dental Group we see countless patients each day who are terrified of dental care but we manage to help them overcome their worry and get the dental procedures they need without worry or stress!
We’re confident that we can do the same for you too. There are a lot of ways to overcome dental anxiety and we’re proud to be able to help in any way possible. Whether you just want the knowledge of each and every step in your dental care or you want to sleep right through your procedure we’re equipped to make it happen!
Conquering Dental Fear: Starting Simple
We’ve found that patients coming to our Rochester dentist office respond incredibly well to the atmosphere, staff, and feeling of our practice. We value placing patient satisfaction and experience above all else – it’s a fundamental part of dental care!
Each member of our team is trained and experience in providing great care to our patients with a focus on compassion, shame-free care, and patient education. For many people it’s calming just to know what’s going on each step of the way.
We provide a number of comfort options to help take your mind off of your dental appointment, and we’ve found that a lot of our patients react incredibly well to these simple ways of getting your mind off dental care. We provide pillows, blankets, TVs in each exam room, headphones, and complimentary beverages to help get your mind off of dental care.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter what kind of care we offer to help distract you – it just isn’t going to work. In those cases we’re thrilled to be able to offer sedation dentistry to really help you relax and forget your troubles!
Dental Sedation: Making Care Easy
It’s just a fact that some people are too scared of the dentist to relax without being sedated. We understand this completely, which is why we offer multiple levels of sedation to make care easy for you no matter how scared you are!
Nitrous Oxide is our most basic level of sedation. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an ideal way to help take the edge off dental care. Great for adults and children, nitrous oxide is a very mild form of sedation that will calm you down without knocking you out. You’ll feel relaxed, care-free, and at ease when under its effects. Even better, when we remove the mask it wears off almost instantly so you’ll be free to drive home without being impaired!
Pre-Op Sedative is a pill that we provide at our Rochester dentist office. You’ll take this pill prior to the beginning of your procedure and by the time you sit down in the chair you’ll be feeling relaxed and comfortable. This is an ideal solution for patients who want something stronger than nitrous oxide but more mild than the traditional oral sedative we prescribe. It’s also a great solution for patients who didn’t realize they wanted sedation until the last minute since it’s available at Northwest Dental Group!
Oral Conscious Sedation is a pill similar to pre-op sedative but it prescribed to you before your appointment. It’s also quite a bit stronger, putting you in a state of relaxation that’s strong enough many of our patients fall asleep! Oral conscious sedation will usually leave you awake but incredibly relaxed. As an added benefit oral sedation is also mildly amnesic so you won’t remember your procedure at all!
IV Sedation is the strongest level we offer at Northwest Dental Group. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this advanced dental sedation method at our Rochester office! IV sedation is identical to the “twilight sedation” offered at hospitals for common outpatient procedures. It’s strong enough to make you completely forget the appointment but not so strong that you’re completely unconscious. You’ll be able to respond to commands and follow instructions but you won’t remember a thing – you’ll be in a state between asleep and awake the whole time.
We Can Make Dental Care Easy!
No matter what kind of procedure you need we want to make your dental care simple. If you’re ready to conquer your fears and get your mouth good and healthy call our Rochester dentist office today! You can schedule an appointment by phone at 507-315-2932 or you can simply fill out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!