Our doctors are specially trained to offer conscious sedation to those patients who are a little apprehensive about treatment. Most of the time, all treatment can be completed in one sedation appointment; frequently, the patient won’t even remember going to the dentist! Thus conscious sedation eliminates all anxiety that may be associated with visiting the dentist for you or your child.[toggle title=”Nitrous Oxide”]Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide is one of the options offered to make you or your child more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put the patient to sleep; you will be able to hear and respond to any directions or requests the dentist may have. After a few minutes of inhalation, you should begin to feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.[/toggle]