Many people struggle with dental anxiety. It is much more common than most people realize with some estimates reporting that between nine and 15 percent of Americans have a fear of the dentist. As a result, many people avoid getting dental treatments entirely. Luckily, there is a cure for this phobia, and it is reliant on sedation dentistry.   Nitrous Oxide  For individuals with a mild fear of the dentist or have trouble remaining calm in the dentist’s chair, nitrous oxide is a huge asset. It is colloquially referred to as “laughing gas.” It does not use any needles, and its effects quickly onset. The patient remains fully conscious and can follow any instructions the dentist provides, such as opening the mouth wider. Additionally, the patient can drive home following the appointment.   IV Sedation   This form of sedation is administered intravenously, making the individual drowsy. It is a safe option for people with circulatory disorders, diabetes a ...