How Sedation Dentistry Works:
Contrary to the term ‘sleep dentistry,’ patients under conscious sedation remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state. You can respond to verbal cues and breathe independently, though you may not recall the details of the procedure afterward due to the amnesic effect of the sedatives. Medication dosage is meticulously tailored for each patient, ensuring comfort throughout the treatment. Additional medications, like anti-inflammatories and antibiotics, can also be administered to promote healing and reduce the need for post-procedure medications.
Our sedation options include:
Nitrous Oxide: Often referred to as ‘laughing gas,’ this mild sedative helps you relax during your treatment. Its effects dissipate quickly, allowing you to drive home post-procedure.
Oral Sedation: Taken in pill form, this sedation option provides a deeper level of relaxation compared to nitrous oxide.
IV Conscious Sedation: Administered intravenously, this method offers the highest level of sedation, suitable for more intensive procedures.