Dentistry for Anxious Patients in Carson City, NV
For many individuals, a visit to the dentist can evoke feelings of anxiety and fear. Dental anxiety is common and often prevents people from seeking necessary oral care which can lead to potential health issues. At Atencio Dentistry, we understand how you feel and it’s why we offer dentistry for anxious patients at our office in Carson City, Nevada.
How We Help Patients with Dental Anxiety
One of the key ways we provide dentistry for anxious patients is by fostering a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere within our dental offices. At Atencio Dentistry, you can count on a living room inspired waiting area with books, complimentary beverages, use of a warm blanket and a pillow during treatment, and the ability to listen to music via noise-cancelling headsets.
In addition to a relaxing environment, we believe communication is essential to helping our anxious patients feel confident in their dentistry experience. Our team will take the time to communicate effectively with you, explaining your procedure in a clear and understandable manner. Our dentists also encourage open dialogue, giving you the opportunity to express any fears or concerns. This collaborative approach fosters a sense of trust between our patients and dental care team.
Our sedation dentistry options are ideal for patients with anxiety. We offer several options to choose from including:
- Inhaled sedation – Commonly known as laughing gas, this is the most frequently requested option as it is ideal for more moderate forms of anxiety and offers a quick recovery time.
- Oral sedation – Oral sedation does not require the use of needles. A prescription is written for a single pill to be taken approximately an hour before your appointment allowing you to feel relaxed when you arrive.
- IV sedation – For those with extreme forms of dental anxiety, IV sedation provides another option. Administered through an IV, this form of sedation allows the patient to “sleep” through the appointment. The level of sedation can be adjusted as necessary by our dental team.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Dental care is linked to overall health and wellness. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist, Atencio Dentistry has solutions to ease your anxiety. Call (775) 431-2207 today to learn more about our dentistry options for anxious patients.