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.
Complimentary Sedation Consultation. Learn more about what sedation options are right for you by scheduling
a 30-minute complimentary sedation with one of our doctors.
Relaxation Dentistry offers two levels of sedation. The patient and doctor
will decide together which level would be most appropriate for you depending
on your treatment needs, anxiety level, and overall health.
The two levels of sedation we offer are:
1. Nitrous Oxide Sedation (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 Sedation 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 day.
2. Oral medications with or without nitrous oxide.
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 doctor to discuss your treatment needs and the sedation
options that are most appropriate for you.