If just the thought of visiting the dentist is enough to make you feel tense and anxious, our team is more than ready to help. With sedation dentistry, we can prevent a patient from experiencing physical pain as well as help calm their mind so they can stay fully relaxed during their appointments. We have sedation options fit for every type of patient and procedure, and you can learn more by giving us a call today.
For a patient who experiences moderate to severe dental anxiety, or who needs extensive care, we can prescribe them medication to take at home on the day of their appointment. By the time they actually reach our office and sit in the dental chair, they’ll already be deeply sedated. This approach makes patients feel very serene throughout their visit, and some actually end up dozing off! Because of the strength of OCS, it’s required that a friend or family member drive the patient to and from our office.
If you only feel slightly nervous about going to the dentist, or if your child needs a little help to get through their appointment, then nitrous oxide sedation might be the perfect fit. Breathed in through a small nasal mask, the gas makes someone feel happy, light, and slightly numb all over. We can adjust the amount of nitrous oxide a patient is inhaling based on their comfort level, and once the mask is removed, the effects go away almost instantly.