For patients with more mild anxiety, nitrous oxide sedation is a great sedation method that works quickly and doesn’t cause lingering effects. When you sit down in our treatment chair, we’ll place a small nose mask on your face so you can breathe in the gaseous mixture. Within a few minutes, you’ll notice a wave of euphoria wash over you, allowing you to relax so we can begin the treatment. As soon as the appointment is over, we’ll remove the mask and the effects will quickly wear off.
For patients with severe anxiety or are undergoing an extensive dental treatment, we also offer IV sedation. The sedation medication will be administered directly into your bloodstream, and you’ll begin to feel comfortable soon after. In many cases, patients don’t remember their treatment after the sedation is halted and the effects begin to wear off. If you get IV sedation, it’s important to bring a trusted friend or family member with you to drive you home.