Dental Sedation

Dental Sedation

Dental Sedation options provided in our clinic are of 3 types:

Oral Sedation- Special medication is prescribed by dentist which has to be taken an hour before dental appointment. Patient will need to have someone accompany him/her to the clinic and back home. The effect of the medication can last up to 6 hours and will leave patient with very little memory of the treatment.

Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation-  Involves a small injection of sedative in the patient’s arm. Soon after the injection the patient feels drowsy and relaxed, but will remain conscious throughout the treatment. The level of sedation is much easier to control than with the above method of sedation. Patients usually have little memory of the treatment once completed. Suitable for the majority of patients, however some medical conditions may eliminate this as an option. Patients must be accompanied by a care taker to bring them and take them home after their appointment.

Nitrous oxide- Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent which uses a mixer of nitrous oxide with oxygen. Sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option our dentist can offer to help make you more comfortable during Treatment. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.Talk to your dentist about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.

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