Many patients suffer from anxiety when they visit the dentist. Unfortunately, this means they often avoid coming to the dentist until they absolutely have to, which can make the anxiety even worse.
By helping you relax, sedatives reduce anxiety so you can remain relaxed and calm during your appointment. We provide oral and nitrous oxide sedation to our patients.
Oral sedatives are prescription medications that you take prior to your appointment. They can produce a mild/moderate level of sedation that will last the length of your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is administered in our office. It produces a mild level of sedation that wears off quickly after the treatment is complete.
Please note that most sedatives can impair your ability to drive so you’ll need to arrange a way home from your appointment. This is not the case, however, with nitrous oxide. You are able to drive following an appointment with nitrous oxide sedation.