“My Dental Anxiety is So Bad, No Bend Dentist Can Help Me!”

added on: January 12, 2023

Did we read your mind? If you have dental anxiety or a real fear of seeing a Bend dentist, we understand. You won’t find the team at Ponderosa Dental Center trying to minimize your feelings or pretend like taking a few deep breaths before your treatment is going to magically make things all better. 

We find that patients who are downright avoiding getting the oral health care they deserve can benefit from a sedation dentist in Bend like Dr. Benjamin De Graff

Have No Fear, Dr. Benjamin De Graff is Here

One thing that’s very rewarding to all of our team members is helping nervous, anxious, or full-blown phobic patients get the dentistry they need. So many patients want healthier restorations or a smile makeover, but fear keeps them from being here. It all ends with sedation dentistry that can help:

  • Patients who suffer from pain while sitting or have disorders that make sitting for prolonged periods difficult
  • Special-needs patients receive stress-free general dental care
  • Lessen the gag response for patients who have a strong gag reflex
  • Allow you to get multiple treatments completed at once with minimal discomfort

Guess what else sedation dentistry can do for you? Its relaxing effects boost the benefits of Novocaine. This is a game-changer for patients who struggle with getting numb to see what pain-free dentistry in Bend is all about. 

More About Our Safe Sedation Solutions

Sedation isn’t for everyone. Some patients find that our soothing atmosphere, gentle touch, and pampering extras are enough to let Novocaine do its pain-eliminating job. However, so many patients like a little extra help, and that’s OK too.

We offer:

  • Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide produces a mild euphoria, light and gently floating feeling that is effective and safe for kids and adults. One of the primary benefits of nitrous oxide is that it can be easily reversed with the administration of oxygen, allowing you to get back to your life after any procedure.
  • Oral Sedation – Oral sedation dentistry in Bend usually involves a prescription anti-anxiety medication taken 30 minutes before your procedure. This means you should have someone drive you to and from your appointment. Oral sedation allows you to remain alert and communicative during your appointment but so relaxed and laid-back that nothing will bother you in the least!

Don’t let another year go by without seeing the dentist because you feel like a lost cause. Dr. De Graff “gets it” and is happy to speak with you about your sedation options at Ponderosa Dental Center. Please contact us or schedule online for your consultation at our Bend dental office to learn more.