We realize that anxiety can surround a dental appointment and we strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible, and sometimes that means implementing sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is a safe option to help reduce anxiety and stress associated with dental visits. Through sedation you can complete your dental work feeling relaxed and comfortable.
Also known as “laughing gas”; relaxes your body and reduces anxiety. Nitrous gas is combined with oxygen through a mask that is placed over your nose. The amount of sedation you receive is easily controlled by the doctor and you are able to communicate whether you think you may need more or less. The effect of nitrous oxide wears off within a few minutes, so you will be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
Oral sedation is a type of conscious sedation. An oral sedative drug is prescribed for those who have higher levels of anxiety. It facilitates to reduce the fear and anxiety related to your dental experience, and can help to reduce memory, sights and smells of the dental office. In some cases, oral sedation is combined with nitrous oxide. With oral sedation, you will need someone to drive you to and from your dental appointment.