Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety
If you are afraid of the dentist, have dental anxiety, a sensitive gag reflex, or have extensive dental needs, sedation dentistry may be right for you.
For a complimentary sedation dentistry consultation: Learn more about what sedation options are right for you by scheduling a 30-minute complimentary sedation with one of our sedation specialists.
Relaxation Dentistry offers two levels of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide sedation and oral medications. The patient and sedation specialists will decide together which level would be most appropriate for you depending on your treatment needs, dental anxiety level, and overall health.
The two levels of sedation we offer are:
1. Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas).
Extremely safe, it is the only sedation option we offer for children and medically compromised adults in our office. Many adults in our practice also choose Nitrous Oxide for simple dental cleanings to more complex treatment appointments. Nitrous Oxide is inhaled through the nose via a mask that is worn throughout the appointment. Many patients describe their experience as euphoric. There are no side effects from nitrous oxide sedation and most patients can safely drive themselves to and from the office that same day.
2. Oral medications with or without nitrous oxide sedation.
Oral medications can be taken to help relax you during your appointment. These medications are generally taken in the office an hour prior to your appointment. Some of these medications simply help you feel more relaxed while others may make you sleepy and you may have little to no memory of the procedure afterwards. This option requires that someone drive you to and from the appointment.
Please let us know if you would like a complimentary 30-minute sedation consultation with the sedation specialists to discuss your treatment needs and the sedation options that are most appropriate for you.