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Sedation dentistry is becoming more and more popular as people realize the great benefits it presents to those who suffer from dental anxiety.

Dental anxiety is a real condition, and it prevents millions of people from getting the dental care they need in order to maintain optimal oral health.

Sedation dentistry at New Prague Gentle Dental Care in New Prague, Minnesota eliminates the anxiety caused by a dental visit and helps even the most reticent of patients receive the care they need.

How does it work?

Sedation dentistry works by applying four different levels of sedation to a patient, based on their anxiety level and the complexity of the procedure for which they’re visiting the office.

The lowest level is laughing gas, or nitrous, and it goes all the way up to general anesthesia (for procedures like wisdom tooth extraction). Sedation can be administered either orally, via injection, or IV.

Is it safe?

Yes, sedation dentistry is safe and approved by the American Dental Association. It’s highly unlikely any sort of complication will arise as a result of sedation used during dental procedures.

Fighting dental anxiety may not be a battle you can win on your own. That’s why we recommend at least considering sedation dentistry if a fear of the dentist is what keeps you from getting the regular cleanings and help you need.

Call us today at 952-758-3003 to get more information about sedation or to schedule an appointment.