‘Tis the season for spooky ghosts and scary tales. For some, visiting the dentist is one of those scary situations you don’t want to be caught in, so it is avoided at all cost. Unfortunately, this will only lead to trouble later on down the road. Not only do dental visits include a much-needed deep cleaning, but it also includes an examination of the current state of your teeth, and what can be done to maintain your mouth’s good health. And if you suffer from dental anxiety, you will be pleased to know that there have been advancements in the industry that make your experience a stress-free, painless experience.
Do visits to the dentist make you uncomfortable? Have you been avoiding coming to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned or fixed out of fear of the pain that may come along with it? Imagine if you could have everything done while you comfortably nap and awake to not remembering anything from the procedure. Imagine no more – we now have sedation dentistry.
If needles make you squeamish, intravenous sedation may not be the way to go. Enter nitrous oxide treatment, or what is better known 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.
We understand that going to the dentist can be very difficult for some people. It is estimated that about 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to dental phobia. Don’t allow this fear to keep you from maintaining a healthy smile.
To learn more about dental sedation, contact Dr. Johns at 650-697-2073 or visit his website at www.chrisjohnsdds.com.
Dr. Chris Johns also proudly accepts patients from Millbrae and all surrounding areas.