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The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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With laughing gas, you can stay awake during treatment, but still feel calm and stress-free
Oral conscious sedation has similar effects to laughing gas, but can be taken in either pill or syrup form
We offer deep sedation options for extensive treatment or cases of extreme dental phobia

What kinds of Dental Sedation options do you offer?

Our dentists are gentle and friendly, our staff is welcoming and accommodating, and we offer a variety of sedation options for patients with any level of anxiety. For patients with mild discomfort, we can accommodate your needs with:

  • Laughing Gas - Ingested through inhalation
  • Oral conscious sedation - Ingested in pill form
For more extreme cases of dental phobia or for extensive treatments, we offer IV sedation and/or general anesthesia to keep you calm and comfortable. Learn more about these options below and call today to learn more about which option is right for you.

What is laughing gas and how is it used during treatment?

If you experience anxiety and dental phobia, our dentists use Nitrous Oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, to keep you safe and calm. When Nitrous Oxide takes effect, it gives the patient a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. You’ll be awake during your procedure, but you’ll feel calm and stress-free throughout treatment. Another benefit of nitrous sedation is that the effects are short in duration. That way, you can enjoy the rest of your day as you normally would.

What is oral conscious sedation?

Mild to moderate oral conscious sedation is used for patients with moderate dental anxiety, and for those who need longer or more complex procedures. Under this type of sedation, patients feel an extreme sense of relaxation, and they remain conscious during their treatment. This is an extremely common form of sedation dentistry and is administered in pill form, so no needles are required to administer the sedative. Because it's ingested in pill form, the effects take a few hours to wear off and patients should arrange for a ride home after their treatment with oral conscious sedation.

Is IV SeDATION RIGHT FOR ME?

IV sedation is typically reserved for patients with extreme anxiety, undergoing long procedures or have physical or mental handicaps that prevent them from being able to receive treatment while they are awake. Under IV sedation, you will be incredibly relaxed and won't have any recollection of the procedure. This form of sedation is This form of sedation is administered intravenously, or through the vein.

Patients receiving deep sedation go between consciousness and unconsciousness during their dental treatment. Under deep sedation, you will not be able to respond to commands even if you are awake. When your treatment is complete, you may have no recollection of your procedure. If you are interested in a painless, stress-free procedure, give us a call today.

What is General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia uses a combination of inhaled and intravenous sedatives to make patients completely unconscious during treatment. With general anesthesia, you’ll be unable to respond or feel any pain during your procedure. This means that you won’t have any painful memories of your procedure. You’re in good hands with Dr. Bean, and he has years of experience giving patients safe, high quality anesthetic care. Contact us today to learn more.

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