Dental Phobia or Anxiety? Sedation Dentistry Helps with Numerous Treatments & Procedures
Nervous patients can relax at Skyline Dental Associates while using this safe, effective method that helps them feel calm and comfortable.
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your visit.
There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:
Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas. This sedative gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
IV sedation, which involves administering sedative medication intravenously (through the veins). This method of delivery enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, as well as easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.