Sedation dentistry helps to provide a relaxing and calming experience for patients afraid of going to the dentist. We can administer sedation in a variety of ways. Regardless of the type of sedation you choose, the goal remains the same: to make your experience as pleasant as possible, and to be free of pain and worry.
Local Anesthesia – The most commonly used anesthesia in dentistry. Local anesthesia blocks the nerve signals involved in sending and receiving pain to a small, localized area and its surrounding tissues.
Oral Sedation – Administered without needles or intravenous tubes. Patients take a pill 30 minutes prior to their appointment. Allowing them to be completely relaxed before their procedure begins.
Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation – Administered through a vein, IV Sedation offers the deepest level of relaxation. Patient remain conscious, responsive, and fully in control to vital processes and in most cases their visit is not remembered.
Nitrous Oxide (N2O) – Also known as ‘laughing gas.’ Nitrous oxide is delivered using a face mask and provides a pleasant, euphoric feeling helping patients to relax during treatment.