Does A Visit To The Dentist Make You Anxious?
That’s totally normal and we are here to help.

Minimal sedation could be just what you need.  Minimal sedation, or anxiolysis, refers to the way a dentist manages a patient’s fear and anxiety during dental appointments. Dr. Grenfell offers patients a safe form of minimal conscious sedation, when nitrous oxide (laughing gas) alone won't do the trick.

How do you know you're a good candidate for Anxiolysis?
  • You're afraid of needles, shots and pain.
  • Have bad memories of past dental visits.
  • You struggle with fear and anxiety.
  • You've got a sensitive gag reflex.
  • You often require several procedures done in a single visit.
  • You have difficulty sitting for long periods of time.
  • Your teeth are sensitive.
Minimal sedation bridges the gap between nitrous oxide and moderate conscious sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia.
The medications used have a sedative effect, and they also have some degree of amnesic effect for most people.

It helps to eliminate the anxiety and pain sometimes associated with dental visits. Minimal sedation is safe and effective and can be used with most dental procedures and by most patients over 16 years of age.

If you would like to find out if sedation dentistry is available for your procedure, contact Smile Designs of Door County today.

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