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Quite a few people have an actual phobia of visiting the dentist. For one reason or another, nearly 40 million Americans have severe fears of dental visits and procedures. This phobia means they don’t get the dental care they need if they want to maintain optimal oral health.

However, here at Jackson Dental we offer a solution that can help combat your fear of dental visits, and even make the time spent in our office enjoyable. That solution is sedation dentistry, primarily administered through our use of nitrous oxide, or as it’s more commonly known, laughing gas.

In order to help you better understand sedation dentistry, let’s take a look at some of the facts about this type of treatment.

What is sedation dentistry?

It’s a process that uses medication to help patients relax and feel at ease during dental procedures. There are different levels of sedation available, depending on the amount of fear you have for dental procedures or the severity of the procedure you’re undergoing.

What procedures is sedation dentistry used for?

If your fear of the dentist is so great that you can’t even sit in the chair without becoming severely nervous and fidgety over the prospect of your impending procedure, sedation can be used in this instance. Dr. Thomas Jackson will make the final call on the amount of sedation you need based on your medical history and needs.

If you have other questions about sedation dentistry, how Dr. Thomas Jackson uses it here at Jackson Dental, or any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today for more information. You can call us at 810-667-3535.