We understand that some patients have fear about dental treatment. Shots, drilling, and procedures can create anxiety for the dentally challenged. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed, and with Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas), Oral Conscious Sedation, or IV Conscious Sedation you will be relieved of these worries.
While undergoing treatment patients will breathe in Nitrous Oxide(Laughing Gas) with Oxygen, this helps patient’s feel calm and reduces apprehension. Many patients who previously had negative experiences have positive one’s with Nitrous Oxide!
By simply taking one pill (Triazolam/Halcion) we give you an hour before your treatment time, you will start to feel relaxed. By the time of your scheduled appointment, you will feel very calm and comfortable sitting in the dental chair. As the treatment progresses, your vital signs continue to be monitored. When the work is finished, you have a friend drive you home. And in about an hour, you are completely alert again.
This type of sedation makes patient’s feel relaxed, drowsy, and can create some amnesia (don’t remember entire treatment).
Severe Dental Anxiety or Require Extensive Oral Surgery – IV Conscious Sedation
IV sedation creates a greater level of anxiety relief, compliance, and sedation compared to regular doses of oral sedation. The drug used in our IV sedation cases is Versed.
Versed is part of a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Versed is a central nervous system depressant and it provides sedation, hypnosis-like compliance, anxiety relief, drowsiness, reduced gag reflex and muscle relaxation. It generally induces anterograde amnesia, so majority of patient’s don’t remember the entire procedure.
Due to the drug being administered IV, it can be titrated to the perfect amount so the patient becomes aware and less sedated at the end of treatment.
Some people have fear of being completely out, as during surgery. But with IV sedation you remain conscious and still aware and able to respond to surroundings.Throughout the entire IV sedation procedure your vital signs including BP, pulse rate, and Pulse Oximetry (Oxygenation of Blood) are monitored for complete safety.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about our sedation dentistry, give us a call today at (614) 771-6060.