Sedation Dentistry

 We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry.

Patients who benefit from sedation dentistry have:

  • A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
  • A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
  • A hard time getting (and staying) numb from anesthetics

The two most common types of sedation dentistry are:

  • Inhalation — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.  This is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Recovery is quick so you can resume your normal activities immediately.
  • Oral — This type of sedation requires you to take a pill, usually Halcion (Triazolam) approximately one hour prior to your  visit. You will experience deep relaxation while still being conscious. Recovery is slower, usually taking at least 4-5 hours depending on the patient. When Halcion is given, you will not be allowed to drive yourself to and from our office.

Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for you.

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