What levels of sedation are available to me and how are they administered?
- Inhalation — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Recovery is quick so you can resume your normal activities immediately.
- Oral — An extremely common technique for dental sedation is oral sedation. It is easy and does not require the use of needles. You will be given a prescription pill which, taken about an hour before your appointment, will have you fully relaxed by the time you arrive at our office.
The Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
- Increase patient comfort and enjoyment
- Safe and effective
- Short recovery time
- Short duration of onset
- Easy to administer
Conscious Oral Sedation
Conscious sedation via oral sedatives is a great way to make dental appointments more comfortable for someone who is apprehensive of dental treatment. Conscious sedation has the benefit of being able to take a pill instead of receiving the medicine through an IV. You will be awake, but very sleepy and the effects wear off in a few hours!