What types of sedation are available?
Some people just need to take a little bit of the edge off their dental anxiety. Others need a sedative just to walk in the door of a dental office. Because we are committed to meeting every patient’s individual needs, we offer different types of sedation.
Laughing gas is a very mild type of sedation that is safe for almost every patient. It does not put you to sleep; it just gives you a pleasant sensation of reduced anxiety and less awareness of what is going on. Laughing gas has no lingering effects, so it does not require you to have another person drive you to and from your visit. Laughing gas is NOT safe for pregnant patients.
Intravenous sedation is the best option for our most fearful patients. A board certified anesthesiologist uses injected medications to keep the patient asleep throughout a dental procedure.