Many people don’t look forward to going to the dentist. Are you, or someone you love, one of the 15% of people who experience dread when it comes to their appointment at their Dripping Springs and Cedar Valley dentist?
Dental fear can be due to a previous bad experience, challenging developmental or anxiety disorders, an intellectual disability, or simply fear of the unknown. No matter the cause, at Dripping Springs Family Dentistry, our caring and compassionate team is extremely dedicated to ensuring you get the care you want and need … and we understand that for many, dental anxiety or fear is not something you can “talk down.” That’s why we offer nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” to help patients feel at ease during their appointment.
With sedation, we help you sit back, relax, and sometimes even forget you’re at the dentist at all. Safe for children and adults, it’s an extremely effective way to dispel fear.
More about laughing gas …
A colorless and odorless gas, this form of sedation effectively reduces pain and anxiety, and sometimes, patients feel a euphoric effect. To administer laughing gas, we place a comfortable mask over your nose. You’ll feel the effect quickly and, once the mask is removed, its effects wear off fast.
Some of the other benefits are:
- It’s safe for adults and children. In fact, in many cases, it’s the preferred option for children who are uneasy about seeing the dentist.
- Many children enjoy the feeling they get from laughing gas, describing it like being on a “space ride.”
- It reduces gagging.
- It makes it easier to sit through a long dental procedure.
In addition to laughing gas, our Dripping Springs and Cedar Valley practice offers …
Emergency access – Accidents happen. Restorations break. Because we never want you to suffer in pain or fear long-term damage, we offer emergency care when you need it. If you are experiencing pain, lose a tooth due to an accident, or if a filling falls out and leaves a sharp edge, we’re ready to provide gentle emergency care for you at our office. Call us right away – we’ll fit you in.
Long-time compassionate team. With many years of training, dentistry experience, and working closely with our patients to achieve their smile goals; all of us at Dripping Springs Family Dentistry are exceptional in our individual roles. From the moment you walk in our front door and are greeted by our friendly reception team, to the time treatment is completed, you’ll be in good hands every step of the way!
Since 2000, we’ve worked hard to earn the trust of our patients and we treat everyone like close friends and family. When you come to us for your dental care, we will always ensure you’re comfortable and listen to your concerns … because we know just how much a pleasant, attentive, anxiety-free experience means to you.
If you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming visit or simply want to get a closer look at our practice before making the decision to gift yourself with excellent oral health, we invite you to book a full practice tour. Come meet our caring team and discover our caring approach to dentistry! We’ll show you exactly why your trip to the dentist will be stress-free and what you can look forward to!
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Smith, DDS, Dripping Springs