Sedation Dentistry for the Dental Anxious

A woman suffers from dental anxiety a the dentist.Many of our patients in Glendale, CA had a bad experience as children when it came to visiting the dentist. With an established fear like this, visits to the dentist can be very stressful, sometimes enough to even prevent them from visiting the dentist at all.

At Dr. P. Vernon Erwin’s office in Glendale, CA, we offer a host of sedation options to ease the tension of your visit and help you stay relaxed throughout the duration of your visit. Before we suggest any sort of sedation therapy, Dr. Erwin takes a careful evaluation of your biochemistry to ensure that there will not be any lingering effects or risks to yourself.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation entails a pill that you swallow prior to your appointment. By the time you sit down in the chair, you’ll feel relaxed and ready for treatment. The dosage of the medication will vary from patient to patient, and Dr. Erwin will be on hand to ensure that you have a smooth transition.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, is a mix of drugs used for oral conscious sedation that’s inhaled through the nose. This method of sedation is primarily used for non-invasive treatments that don’t require any surgery. A bonus is that this gas is also short-lived, and our patients can drive home safely.

Holistic Pain Management

After the surgeries or the treatments, it’s normal to be experiencing pain as the area heals. At At Dr. P. Vernon Erwin’s practice, we utilize the Neuro SCENAR 97.4+ to alleviate pain through neurological stimulation.  Using the nerves, low-voltage electrical signals are sent to the brain to encourage stimulated healing. It essentially uses the body’s natural resources to help the affected area heal faster, reduce swelling, and reduce the risk of infection.

Outside of the neurological stimulation, Dr. P. Vernon Erwin recommends a series of herbs that can help reduce the same troubling symptoms naturally. A sample of these herbs are valerian root, passionflower, chamomile and more. If you’re interested in any of these herbal remedies, don’t hesitate to contact us today for recommendations.

Contact Us to Ease Your Anxiety

If a visit to the dentist puts you on edge, contact us today to discuss possible remedies to ease that tension. Our goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible so that they can receive the best treatment for their teeth. Schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. P. Vernon Erwin, DDS Biological Dentistry in Glendale, CA today to learn more about medications and holistic remedies that are best for you.

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