Relieving Dental Anxiety

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Many people, both children and adults, experience anxiety, fear, and stress when visiting the dentist. In some cases, this anxiety is so severe that it prevents people from visiting the dentist at all! At McBride Dental, we understand your fears, and provide you with sedation dentistry to help you feel comfortable and receive the care you need.

We hold your hand!

Dr. Michael McBride is highly skilled and experienced in providing quality dental care. Since 1993, he has helped patients of all ages in San Marcos, California, and surrounding areas feel at ease in our practice. He always takes the time to listen to your concerns, and accommodates your needs to ensure your comfort while at our office. We encourage you to speak with Dr. Michael McBride about your fears so that he can work with you to alleviate your discomfort and enjoy the best possible experience at our office. There are many things that we can do in addition to sedation dentistry to help you feel at ease.

McBride Dental is pleased to offer sedation dentistry and customized family services at our practice. To learn more about our efforts to relieve dental anxiety and make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office at 760-471-1003.

Sedation Dentistry

If you struggle with dental anxiety and have difficulty feeling relaxed at our office, Dr. Michael McBride may recommend sedation dentistry. Before you receive your treatment, we will meet with you to discuss your anxieties, dental needs, and medical history to determine which form of sedation dentistry will be most beneficial to you. We will also be happy to provide you with additional information about your sedation treatment so that you can prepare for your appointment without worry. We welcome you to call McBride Dental at 760-471-1003 to make your appointment with our caring dentist and learn more about sedation dentistry in San Marcos, California.

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit.

There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
  • IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables McBride Dental to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you may fall asleep during your treatment. You also may not remember all of the details of your visit.

We care about your fears!

Sedation dentistry 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 or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member 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, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.