At Prehn Dental Offices, we strive to provide excellent patient care. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a source of fear or anxiety for some people. Because we want your visit to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible, Dr. Frederick Prehn offers conscious sedation to those who feel they would benefit from it. Conscious sedation consists of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation. Both options are available to our patients, and our dentist will work with you to determine if conscious sedation is right for you, and which treatment is best. For more information about how you can receive conscious sedation in Wausau, Wisconsin, as part of your dental treatment, please contact us at 715-842-1270 and schedule an appointment today.
Conscious sedation is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Conscious sedation involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of conscious sedation available based on your individual needs and preferences:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking a pill by mouth before your treatment.
Conscious sedation will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral sedation, please be sure to have a family member or friend available to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, conscious sedation can help you feel more at ease. Conscious sedation is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.
For more information on conscious sedation and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.