We have several options for sedation at our office to help make each visit comfortable for every patient. We offer all of these sedation options to every patient no matter the procedure however insurance coverage and pricing may differ for each patient. These options include IV sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide.
Intravenous sedation or IV sedation is when medicine is administered through the blood stream to induce a state of deep relaxation. IV Sedation is offered for every service we provide including wisdom teeth extractions, fillings, root canals, implants, and even simple fillings to dental cleanings. We have an experienced nurse anesthetist that joins us for procedures done under IV sedation who monitors the output of medicine and all vital signs while the doctor concentrates on giving the best dental care. Patients can rest assured that they are in good hands no matter how extensive the procedure. The effects of IV sedation are quick and many patients find the recovery time to be quick as well. Talk with our doctors about IV sedation to see if it would be a good option for you.
Another option we offer is oral sedation. Oral sedation is a pill that is taken and puts you in a dream-like state. You are still awake, but are much more comfortable during your visit and do not realize nor remember anything about the treatment. Side effects from oral sedation do not go away as quickly as IV sedation and recovery period is different for every patient.
Perhaps the most popular form of sedation used in dentistry today is the administration of nitrous oxide gas, commonly known as “laughing gas.” The gas is given through your nose and monitored by the doctor and assistants throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide produces a feeling of well-being or euphoria for most patients and is a great way to help with any nerves and pain during procedures. It is also inexpensive regardless of insurance coverage. As with any other sedation option, ask our doctors if this option is right for you.