Sedation Dentistry

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Are you suffering from dental pain because you experience anxiety or fear about making a visit to a dentist’s office? If you are afraid, you need to know you aren’t alone. This is actually a very common fear.

Sedation dentistry is a solution for people who are afraid to visit the dentist. Thanks to our sedation methods, you can feel completely relaxed and at ease while you are treated.

Types Of Sedation

Different situations call for different methods of sedation. We can discuss with you all of your options, and the best option for you depending on your situation and the severity of your treatment.

There are three typical methods used for sedation:

1. Inhalation sedation

Inhalation sedation is also referred to as nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”. We will put a mask over your nose and mouth, and administer this treatment through the air you breathe. The gas will eliminate any anxiety or nerves, and produce a feeling of relaxation.

2. Oral sedation

Oral sedation is usually administered in the form of a pill or liquid. The formula helps to ease anxiety and promote a calm, relaxed mood.

3. Intravenous (IV) sedation

IV sedation is used when a higher degree of sedation is needed. It puts you into a sleep like state, where you cannot feel any pain.  This method is administer through the blood stream through an IV.

Is It Safe?

Sedation is totally safe for most healthy people. We will give your medical history an extensive review and speak with you about your option beforehand as an extra safety precaution. Our team of trained experts will be closely monitoring you at all times throughout your treatment. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please free to get in touch with us. We are happy to help!