Sedation dentistry services provided for patients with a fear of the dentist

Before you schedule a dental procedure at Shroyer Family Dental of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, it is vital that you talk to our team about any dental phobia or anxiety you may have. It is not uncommon for patients of all ages to have a fear of the dentist but working with Dr. Shroyer, who provides sedation dentistry, is a step in the right direction to making your next dental experience a positive one. Thanks to dental sedation, patients with dental fear can relax for their dental appointments and be comfortable from start to finish.

Methods of dental sedation available

At Shroyer Family Dental, we provide two methods of sedation for our patients to choose from, including oral conscious sedation and our popular nitrous oxide sedation.

  • Oral conscious sedation. Oral sedation dentistry is done under a sedative that is taken before arriving at the dental office. This method of sedation is best for patients who experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. The pill will help you feel more relaxed during your treatment. It is important that patients arrange for transportation to and from the office as they are unable to drive while the medication is active and in their system.
  • Nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is inhaled through a small mask that is placed over your nose. This type of dental sedation is ideal for patients who have mild to moderate anxiety. You stay awake and have the ability to respond to questions during your treatment. This method of sedation is reversed with the administration of oxygen. This allows patients to drive to and from their appointment without having to arrange for transportation, as they would with oral conscious sedation.

Do you have a debilitating fear of the dentist?

If you deal with dental phobia, you are not alone. Call Shroyer Family Dental to book an appointment with our team and learn more about the options available to you when it comes to the treatment of dental concerns. Call (319) 385-4680 to request an appointment with our provider at 217 East Monroe Street in Mt. Pleasant, IA.

*Sedation dentistry is only available at our Mt. Pleasant, IA location.