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SEDATION DENTISTRY

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Laughing Gas

Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) provides you a calm, relaxed feeling while in the dental chair. It is reversed quickly with oxygen, so that most people can drive and resume normal activities after their appointment. We recommend this to take the edge off mild to moderate anxiety.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

(Take a pill and relax.)

The night before your appointment you will take a pill to assist you in getting a better night's sleep. An hour before your appointment, you will take another pill. A companion will bring you to the office. We will make certain that you are relaxed and comfortable. We will monitor you closely while you are sedated, then your companion will take you home. We recommend prescription anti-anxiety medications for patients with mild to moderate anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry (IV sedation by a nurse anesthetist.) provides you a deeper level of relaxation or sleep and most people remember very little about their appointment. Your level of sedation and blood pressure are controlled more effectively with IV medications. Sedation dentistry works well for patients with moderate to severe anxiety.

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