For some Patients, living with dental fear and anxiety prevents them from getting proper dental care. They understand that regular exams and cleanings are an important part of good dental health. However, dental anxiety keeps them out of the dental chair until a massively painful dental emergency forces them into the dentist’s chair. When the dental problems have become that great, treatments are often lengthy, complex and expensive. It’s a depressing cycle that is not good for the patient.
Dental fear is a common problem with an estimated seventy-five percent of American adults experiencing some level of dental fear and/or anxiety. Dental phobia fills patients with so much anxiety they don’t seek dental care unless a painful emergency arises.
Dr. Nugent likes to help patients avoid dental problems in the first place by providing sedation dentistry so that the patients can receive normal routine preventative dentistry. Dr. Nugent offers different levels of sedation dentistry. Dr. Nugent utilizes Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and a combination of oral medication to deliver safe and effective sedation options. With sedation dentistry, patients often have no memory of the procedure because the oral medication has an amnesic effect. This helps the patient relax because the medication turns hours into minutes and the patients don’t recall their treatment.
Dr. Nugent’s mission is to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for all of his patients. To help his patients that suffer from dental anxiety. Dr. Nugent is dedicated to providing a calming and positive dental experience for every patient. If you suffer from dental anxiety call our office and ask about sedation dentistry.
Don’t let past horrible dental experiences keep you from having a healthy dental health. Dr. Nugent is committed helping fearful patients experience relaxed, comfortable dental visits. See why Dr. Nugent has been voted BEST PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST multiple times.