Gahanna Families Smile
We strive to provide you with expert dentistry in a relaxing atmosphere, complimented by exceptional service. My practice is designed around your comfort and we offer relaxing activities for all ages.
A visit to the dentist can cause fear and anxiety. Patients who experience dental phobia may postpone or avoid a vital dental appointment, and multiple dental visits are out of the question. Neglecting your oral health can lead to tooth loss, disease, and overall health problems. However, you can overcome dental fear with sedation dentistry.
At our Gahanna, OH office, we offer three kinds of sedation: IV Sedation, Oral Conscious Sedation, and Nitrous Oxide Sedation.
IV Sedation allows us unprecedented control over relaxation levels, so we can tailor the sedation to your specific needs. Depending on the amount of sedative you receive, you will feel extremely relaxed, drowsy, or you may fall asleep completely. Typically, patients remain conscious and can respond to questions but do not experience extreme nervousness or discomfort, remembering little about the appointment afterwards.
Oral Conscious Sedation involves a medication taken orally prior to your visit. This method allows patients to feel relaxed in the dental chair, while remaining conscious and able to answer the dentist’s questions. Although your dental procedures may take hours, you will feel as if they take only minutes. Some patients become so relaxed that they fall asleep in the dentist’s chair. The effects of the sedative typically subside the following day.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation involves a colorless, odorless gas inhaled through a nasal mask. Many people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. We will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your safety. Once you begin breathing the gas, you will feel relaxed, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.
You may want to consider sedation dentistry if:
Sedation dentistry can give you the peace of mind you need in order to undergo dental work. You may enjoy better overall health, an improved self-image, and better quality of life with a healthy, beautiful smile.
Beautiful smiles begin with Dr. Van Huffel. Our family and cosmetic dentistry practice is located in Gahanna, OH and proudly serves patients from the surrounding communities of Columbus, New Albany, and Westerville, Ohio. Experience expert dental care with a gentle touch. Call our Gahanna dental office for your appointment today.