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Sedation Dentistry

Many people experience dental anxiety before and during dental procedures. It’s normal to feel nervous or even fearful when anticipating an appointment. We understand that each patient is different and aren’t all the same. We have many methods available to provide a relaxed and comfortable dental experience.

The most common forms of dental sedation are inhaled, oral, and intravenous (IV). While sedation dentistry makes the procedure more tolerable, it is essential to understand that they are not painkillers and will require a dental anesthetic.

Oral Sedation

This method creates a deeper level of sedation than with nitrous oxide. Dr. Nimri or Dr. Saab will prescribe a medication for you to take before your appointment to help reduce anxiety. A wide variety of drugs are available for this type of sedation. Drs. Nimri and Saab will discuss your needs to determine which works best. All of these medications are classified as anti-anxiety medications and achieve the same result: reducing and even eliminating the anxiety of dental treatment.

In addition to making your experience more comfortable, oral sedative medications can help reduce your memory of the experience. It allows us to complete your treatment in less time and with fewer appointments. While your treatment is performed, Drs. Nimri and Saab will carefully monitor your vital signs to ensure safety. Another advantage is that it can safely be used with nitrous oxide for a deeper state of relaxation. The effects of oral sedation last longer than nitrous oxide, so you will need someone to bring you to your appointment and drive you home afterward.

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. Nitrous oxide, the mildest form of sedation that we use,  flows through a comfortable mask that rests over your nose. Laughing gas is odorless and used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and well-being during treatment. Laughing gas often creates a pleasant euphoria that makes ordinary things seem funnier. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each patient, which takes effect within minutes.

Being a mild sedative, you won’t experience any short-term memory loss as you might with other forms of sedation. At the end of your procedure, the sedative effect caused by laughing gas will dissipate almost immediately. You will be able to return home with zero lasting effects. You don’t even need an escort to or from your appointment if you are using only laughing gas for sedation.

IV Sedation

Some dental procedures may require a deep level of sedation for anxious patients. When other sedation methods aren’t quite enough, IV sedation is a good alternative. During IV sedation, an anti-anxiety drug is administered through the blood system while treatment is completed. This makes the medication more efficient and allows you to achieve a deeper level of relaxation. You will probably not remember much (or anything) about the procedure due to short-term amnesia.

As with oral sedation, complex procedures seem faster and can usually be completed in one appointment. You’re always properly monitored for your safety and will require a ride home since there will be some lingering effects. Due to the advanced monitoring during IV sedation, we work closely with trained and equipped specialists to make your experience as safe as possible. We are happy to discuss your sedation needs and customize your plan. If IV sedation is indicated, we will get scheduled with a specialist who can make treatment possible.

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