Feel Comfortable During the Treatment Process
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures for patients with dental phobia or for children who find it difficult to sit still.
Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep. Patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation. Procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, cosmetic procedures and implants often are more comfortably completed with sedation.
Sedation is an effective way to make many patients comfortable during their dental visit. We prefer the less invasive Oral Conscious Sedation approach where we use a combination of oral medications to put patients at ease. It makes the time in the dental chair go by quickly and comfortably.
Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is often used alone or with other oral sedatives. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that helps phobic or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to their dentist during their visit. After treatment, the nitrous is turned off and oxygen is administered for five minutes to help flush any remaining gas. The effects wear off almost immediately.
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