Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry “works like a dream”.

Have you ever been afraid of going to the dentist? Do you find that you have trouble sleeping the night before an appointment? Have you ever wished that you could sleep through your dental appointment?

Imagine being able to accomplish all your dental care in as little as one appointment.

Sedation dentistry is a revolutionary new approach to conquering your fears of dentistry. Through sedation dentistry, you can sleep through your appointment! Many times, patients don’t even remember that they have been through a procedure!

If you’ve been putting off years of dental work, Sedation Dentistry can change your life.

What type of sedation we offer?

Sedation dentistry can be divided into the following categories:

  • Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Oral Conscious sedation

Nitrous Oxide

The most common type of sedation in dentistry today is the use of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that passes through a tube near your nose during your procedure. As you breathe through your nose, an overwhelming feeling of relaxation overtakes you and you find that you can easily breeze through most dental procedures. It is non-invasive. Just 5 minutes after your appointment is over, you are safe to drive yourself home!

Anti-anxiety medications

Some of our patients just need a little extra help sleeping the night before a procedure. For these patients, we prescribe a small pill that they can take the night before so that they can get a good night’s rest before coming in to see us. Many times, they will also take a pill about an hour before their appointment so that when they get to our office, they feel very relaxed. This is a powerful way to let go of your fears and experience a very calm dental appointment that is free of anxiety and needless pain.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a method where upon arriving at your dental appointment, we give you a small pill to hold under your tongue, we give you a blanket and some headphones and you get to relax in a dental chair in a darkened room and you just allow your mind to almost fall asleep. It is popular among patients who need a little extra relaxation for their appointments. The best part of this method is that many times, you have very little memory at all of your appointment! It’s a very easy way to release tension and take it easy during your visit.

 

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