Is Sedation Dentistry Right for me?
Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on May 25 2016, 10:37 AM
Our sedation dentistry services are perfect for patients who want and need help relaxing during dental appointments. We offer oral conscious sedation, IV conscious sedation, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a small pill before your appointment and arriving at our office. The pill makes you drowsy and relaxed. You will be awake during your treatment but may not remember much of it. You will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from our office and take you home.
IV conscious sedation involves an injection into your veins that relaxes you. IV conscious sedation is best for long procedures.
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask that relaxes you. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so you can return to your daily activities after treatment.