Sedation Dentistry

sedation dentistry

We know that many people are uncomfortable or afraid when confronted with the prospect of visiting the dentist. Whether your anxiety is due to a previous bad experience, fear of needles, a sensitive gag reflex, or difficulty becoming numb by traditional methods, our team always treat it as a legitimate concern and will address your situation with care and understanding.

Our sedation options make it possible for you to experience a completely soothing dental visit, even if you need extensive dental work completed, in just a few visits. Imagine undergoing your planned treatment while relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair and then having little to no memory of your appointment by the following day! It’s possible with sedation dentistry!

Nitrous Oxide

The most commonly used sedative method, nitrous oxide (also called “laughing gas”) is inhaled through a mask. Minutes after you begin breathing in the gas you will feel more relaxed. The effects of nitrous oxide will fade quickly after your treatment, and you will be able to drive yourself home from the appointment without impairment.

Oral Sedation

Dr. Dhamija is certified to provide safe and effective sedative pills that you take about an hour before your visit. By the time you arrive for your scheduled appointment, you may begin to feel some of the early effects of the sedation. Based on an evaluation of your individual needs, your dentist may administer a combination of nitrous oxide and oral medication. Because the sedation effects will last for a few hours after your treatment, a trusted friend or family member will need to accompany you home.

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