We would like to give you most pleasurable experience at our office. Dental sedation can comfort you and put your mind at ease regarding dental appointments and procedures.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option we may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. Nitrous oxide will allow you to be anxiety-free during your procedure. Once your dentist removes your nitrous oxide mask, the effects will quickly wear off so you are able to drive home.
Conscious Sedation With Pills
Conscious sedation involves a medication called Triazolam ( a relative to Valium) that is taken 1 hour before your visit. Triazolam will quiet your mind and reduce your stress before and during your procedure.
Patients feel confident when they choose oral conscious sedation. They usually drift in and out of sleep and are able to wake up in order to respond to their doctor’s questions and commands. At the same time, they feel completely worry-free.
Our conscious sedation medication has almost no side effects. It is also unlikely that Triazolam will interact poorly with any other medications you are currently taking. You will need to have a driver to bring you to and from your appointment. You have to avoid eating and drinking 6 hours prior to being sedated. The designated person has to spend the rest of the day with you since the effect of medication can last for hours after your dental visit.