Many people feel anxious before and during dental procedures. It’s okay to feel nervous or even fearful when anticipating an appointment. We understand that our patients aren’t all the same, and we have great news: you have options! You can experience dental treatment in a comfortable, customized approach with several different methods of sedation.
The most common forms of sedation used in dentistry are inhalation, oral, and intravenous sedation. While making dentistry much easier for you, it is important to understand that they are not pain-killers, and regular numbing medications still prove essential. But sedation will make every part of your treatment more enjoyable if you’re anxious.
Laughing gas provides an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation that we use, laughing gas flows through a comfortable mask that rests over your nose. Laughing gas is odorless and is used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and well-being during treatment. Laughing gas often creates a pleasant feeling of euphoria that can make ordinary things seem funnier. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each patient, which takes effect within minutes.
Being a mild sedative, you won’t experience any short-term memory loss as you might with other forms of sedation. At the end of treatment, the sedative effect caused by the laughing gas dissipates almost immediately, and you will be able to return home with zero lasting effects. You don’t even need an escort to or from your appointment if you are using only laughing gas for sedation.
Monday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
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