Conscious sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed when getting the vital dental care you need. With millions of people suffering from anxiety over dental appointments, many people neglect their mouths and suffer. We understand this and Dr. Martin and his staff want to take an uncomfortable situation and do everything possible to make it comfortable. So for many people sedation dentistry helps.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a safe way to relax during dental appointments when given by a trained dental professional. After careful consideration a level is chosen to match your need.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
A colorless, odorless gas used to calm and distract you from the dental procedure when inhaled with a mixture of oxygen. You are awake and responsive during treatment. Effects are reversed with pure oxygen for a few minutes with no side effects. You are able to drive home immediately following the appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Commonly an anti-anxiety medication prescribed to take before a dental appointment. You will feel deeply relaxed for the appointment. A driver is needed.
The deepest form of sedation that relaxes you and can even cause you to forget the appointment occurred. Intravenous sedation must be preform by a trained specialist. Dr. Martin can arrange this service if needed.