Dental Anxiety

IS ANXIETY DETERRING YOUR DENTAL HEALTH CARE?

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It is important for our overall health to maintain healthy teeth and gums! Unfortunately, for many people, anxiety stands in the way. However, the 'fear' of dental procedures and regular maintenance is mostly unfounded, but if anxiety is holding you back Dr. Busch can provide a solution.

Depending on your medical status, we offer oral sedation or inhalation sedation. Of course, with either of these options, Dr. Busch will still use local anesthetic to numb the area as necessary.

Oral Sedation or Inhalation Sedation is not intended to put you to sleep, but to help you relax. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions given by Dr. Busch or dental team.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation has been Dr. Busch's 'go to' option for many years, and still provides an acceptable and practical solution; a small pill taken approximately one hour before an appointment suppresses most anxiety problems. This method goes into the blood stream and takes time to become effective and dissipate; therefore, it is imperative that you DO NOT DRIVE to your appointment or after until the effects have completely dissolved.

Oral sedation has been Dr. Busch's 'go to' option for many years, and still provides an acceptable and practical solution; a small pill taken approximately one hour before an appointment suppresses most anxiety problems. This method goes into the blood stream and takes time to become effective and dissipate; therefore, it is imperative that you DO NOT DRIVE to your appointment or after until the effects have completely dissolved.

HOWEVER, IF WE CANNOT SELECT AN ACCEPTABLE ORAL SEDATION AN ALTERNATIVE IS NEEDED!

Inhalation Sedation

Nitrous oxide, mixed with oxygen, is a safe and effective sedative agent that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. You breathe normally through your nose, and within a few minutes you will experience a euphoric, calm and comfortable, feeling spreading throughout your body.

When Dr. Busch has completed your procedure we use oxygen to 'flush' your system and eradicate the effects of nitrous oxide so you will be free to drive immediately after your appointment is complete.

Although Nitrous Oxide has long been available, Dr. Busch was reluctant to use it, as he was concerned that the delivery method, the traditional mask, could allow the gas to escape and affect himself and his assistants.

Fortunately the introduction of the Porter Silhouette Breathing Circuit completely meets Dr. Busch's safety criteria and is now the chosen delivery method of Inhalation Sedation at Better Bites By Busch.

Click here to see the Porter Silhouette Breathing Circuit in action