Dental anxiety can hold you back from having a healthy smile, but there’s no need to fear the dental chair. At Today’s Dental, we offer a variety of dental sedation options to help you feel at ease during your procedure when our blankets and aromatherapy don’t quite do the trick.
Types of Dental Sedation
Getting a whiff of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a popular method of dental sedation. You will feel relaxed yet conscious during your procedure. Best of all, the effects of nitrous oxide go away fairly quickly after you breathe normally without it. This is a great option for those who don’t mind being awake during their procedure and want minimal side effects after the procedure is over.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescription medication one hour before your appointment. As the name suggests, you will be conscious during your procedure, but the medication will make you feel very sleepy and comfortable. Since the effects of the medication take a few hours to wear off, this is a good option for those who can arrange for a ride home after their procedure and who are able to rest for a few hours as well.
IV Sedation Dentistry
Intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry is one of the most powerful and effective forms of dental sedation available, and Today’s Dental offers it as an option to our patients. Most patients say that it feels like mere moments have passed between receiving the treatment and waking up, so rest assured that you won’t feel a thing and will be fast asleep during your procedure. Because it helps control pain, it’s a great option for those undergoing a tooth extraction or dental implant procedure, as well as for those with severe dental anxiety.
At Today’s Dental, we understand that going to the dentist isn’t easy for everyone. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your appointment. Please contact us and let us know what we can do to help you make your time with us relaxing and pain free!