If you have a fear of the dentist, you’re not alone. Sedation dentistry can help you overcome your anxiety. Whether it’s from a past procedure or something about the dentist itself, we can help you overcome your fears for the benefit of your oral health and smile.
Sedation Dentist Explains What’s involved in the Process
Depending on your needs and the severity of your fear or anxiety, we offer several sedation methods to help you relax. These options range from minimal sedation that doesn’t require medications to more intense sedation that puts you asleep during treatment.
Minimal Sedation: This is a relatively simple and effective form of sedation. It involves inhaling nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, through a mask or nosepiece during your appointment. The calming effects begin within a few minutes and the gas leaves your system quickly, making this a very safe option for children and adults alike.
Oral Conscious Sedation: For patients who have a moderate level of dental anxiety or fear, oral conscious sedation offers a more powerful sedation option. This involves taking one pill an hour before your appointment, or possibly two pills the night before.
IV Sedation: For more complex cases and higher levels of sedation, we offer intravenous sedation. This is a very effective and safe procedure that requires a ride home after your appointment, so plan to have someone with you for the duration of your treatment.
No matter which sedation method you choose, our experienced team will work to help you get through your procedure as painlessly and comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you achieve the healthy smile you deserve.