Sedation is unique to each individual. We are committed to making your dental appointment as comfortable as possible and a safe procedure. We are happy to discuss the right sedation options for you. The following are the options we offer at our office.
With this type of sedation a small IV is placed in either your elbow area or hand to deliver medication or a combination of medications that will make you very sleepy and relaxed. You will be constantly monitored and be delivered oxygen throughout the procedure. Once you are sedated you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area in which we will be working. In this type of sedation you typically will not remember the majority of your dental procedure. You must have an escort bring you to your dental appointment, drive you home and remain with you for the next 4 hours at home when receiving IV sedation.
With this type of sedation you will be given a prescription for a medication to be taken by mouth the evening prior to your procedure and one hour prior to your procedure. Upon arriving at your dental appointment you will be evaluated to determine if you need another dose of medication just prior to the start of the procedure. You will be constantly monitored and be delivered oxygen throughout the procedure. Once you are sedated you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area in which we will be working. In this type of sedation you will be relaxed and a little sleepy. You must have an escort drive you to and from your dental appointment when receiving oral sedation.
With “laughing gas” you will be administered nitrous oxide and oxygen through a mask that you will breathe in for a few minutes prior to and during your dental procedure. Administration of nitrous oxide does not require you to wear a vital sign monitor but you will be monitored by trained staff throughout the procedure. In this type of sedation you will be relaxed and will be given local anesthesia to numb the area in which we are working after it takes effect. Nitrous oxide exits from your system quickly and you may drive yourself to and from your dental appointment when receiving this type of sedation.