A more relaxed, comfortable dental visit. That’s something to smile about. Learn more about our sedation dentistry capabilities below.
Our team is here to make your visit comfortable and stress-free, while providing you with the best dental care available. We offer IV sedation dentistry and other sedation options at our practice to replace fear and anxiety with relaxation and a calming environment. Whether you are here to have your wisdom teeth removed or on a journey to the smile of your dreams, we can include options like nitrous oxide or IV sedation as part of your treatment plan.
- Nitrous Oxide. This odorless, colorless gas, commonly known as “laughing gas,” helps to induce a state of relaxation and, for some patients, a feeling of euphoria. As you inhale the gas, its effects can be felt almost immediately, allowing you to enjoy a stress-free dental visit. Once the gas is stopped, you will return to feeling normal shortly, and can drive yourself home from our office.
- IV Sedation. Intravenous conscious sedation (IV sedation) works through the administering of anesthetic medicine directly into the bloodstream. IV sedation is commonly used in other branches of medicine, including colonoscopies and some minor surgeries. An ideal patient for IV sedation is someone seeking more extensive treatment or who typically feels anxious during dental procedures. Our team will monitor you closely throughout your procedure. In most cases, patients have little memory of their visit after using IV sedation dentistry and tend to sleep or rest once they get home. The medication will wear off several hours after treatment, so it’s important to plan the day of your appointment accordingly.
- Local Anesthetic. Many general and cosmetic dentistry procedures can be performed under local anesthesia. Your dentist and hygienist will inject a numbing anesthetic into the appropriate parts of your mouth, creating a numbing effect that lasts for several hours. This sedation option allows us to perform procedures without causing pain or discomfort, but still allows you to drive yourself home after your visit.