Sedation Dentistry

SEDATION
We know no one likes to experience pain during their procedure, so we have several ways to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We have three levels of sedation available that can help you during your appointment. Call us today to find out what level is best suited to your needs.

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Sedation

Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas, used as a relaxing agent during your procedure. It is not an anesthetic, so you will need a local anesthetic in conjunction with the nitrous oxide. The gas gives you a feeling of euphoria, eliminating much of the anxiety associated with dental procedures. It is mixed with oxygen, making it a safe procedure for all ages–children as well as adults.
One of the benefits of nitrous oxide is that it doesn’t remain in your body once we stop giving it to you, so you are able to drive yourself to and from your appointment.

Oral Sedation
Oral sedation is generally used with a person who is moderately stressed–many people find this method of sedation very helpful during their procedure. You will take a pill for relaxation, such as Valium, one hour before you come to your appointment. Oral sedation can be mixed with nitrous oxide (see below) for an even greater effect.
As the pill causes you to relax all over, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation
IV Sedation is the most effective method of relaxation for dental procedures. A drug is given to you through an IV in your arm, which causes you to relax. You won’t become unconscious during the procedure, but you’ll find that most of the time you won’t remember what took place. We place you on monitors while you are using this method of sedation, to make sure that you are relaxing properly during the procedure.

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