Dental sedation is an option we provide for patients who often feel nervous during their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative type of medication to help calm your nerves and ease your anxiety during your time with us. According to your needs, we may recommend a specific sedative to best help you feel comfortable and keep you in good health. Several sedation options include nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a sedative option commonly referred to as laughing gas and is mixed with oxygen to help you relax. This type of sedative is a safer, non-invasive treatment option that does not involve the use of needles and can be administered through inhalation. Oral sedation is another safe alternative that involves taking an oral medication before the procedure to help you relax before you arrive for your appointment. IV sedation, which is administered through the veins, is a quick and effective method that provides more control over the level of sedation. This can help ensure your treatment is safe and more comfortable for you.
If you often experience dental anxiety or feel nervous about treatment, our dentist and team are happy to provide assistance. To learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry, we encourage you to contact our team today and schedule a visit with our dentist.