Sedation Dentistry

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation allows you to be relaxed during a dental office procedure. This type of sedation relaxes you to keep you in a dream-like state for a procedure. We also provide local anesthesia to keep you from being in pain. Three types of oral sedation used by the Center for Advanced Dentistry include:

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV sedation

Why do you need Sedation Dentistry?

You may prefer sedation dentistry if you have anxiety about dental procedures. If you have a treatment that takes a significant amount of time, having sedation helps you to feel relaxed while the procedure is being done. If you need to have several dental procedures performed at once, sedation can help you stay comfortable while treatment occurs. Also, people who use sedation for dental therapies are more likely to seek out dental care regularly.

What is the process for using Sedation Dentistry for my dental treatment?

The process for receiving sedation dentistry varies depending upon the type of sedation you need. A brief description of the three most frequently used sedation methods includes:

  • Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is also called laughing gas. It is a gentle form of sedation that keeps you feeling euphoric or relaxed while your dental work is completed.
  • Oral Sedation: In oral sedation, a prescription like Xanax is given. If you and your dentist choose oral sedation, it is crucial to take only the recommended dosage of the medication you are given.
  • IV sedation: During IV sedation, a needle is placed in your arm and medicine goes into your bloodstream. This medication is only used for complex oral surgeries.

Ask Dr. Sammons whether you need dental sedation for your next oral or dental procedure. Our well-trained staff is available to answer your questions, so please contact us for a consultation and exam today.