Sedation Options

Sometimes, even with good dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, people can still have issues with their oral health. Things like age, medications, medical conditions, and genetics can negatively affect our oral health. Having a problem with our teeth, gums, or mouth can make us feel less confident in our smile.

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  • Intravenous (IV) Sedation – medicines are injected into your body to help you relax and not feel any pain during a procedure. Today’s Dental is certified in IV sedation dentistry. IV sedation can be used for everything from a dental surgery to helping with severe dental anxiety. You will need someone to drive you home from your procedure after IV sedation.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – your dentist will prescribe a medicine to take by mouth before your procedure. You’ll be awake, but the medicine will help you feel very relaxed and calm during the appointment. You need someone to drive you to and from your appointment when you take a sedative medication.
  • Nitrous Oxide – sometimes referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling gas you breathe in right before your procedure. You will be awake but feel calmer and more relaxed. Unlike other forms of sedation, the effects of nitrous oxide usually wear off quickly so you can return to your normal activities later that day.

Sedatives are used during a dental visit for many different reasons, including dental visit anxiety. Your dentist will discuss the different sedation options with you. Together, you can decide on a plan to meet your specific needs.

Sedation Injections
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