Nitrous oxide is an inexpensive and healthy sedation agent that is inhaled into a mask that slips over your nose to help you relax, often referred to as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide combined with oxygen helps you to breathe naturally from your nose, and you can start feeling the symptoms within minutes. Your arms and legs can feel light-headed or tingling. Any patients comment that they feel tight on their legs and arms. You should ultimately feel relaxed and peaceful. When the tiny mask is removed, the symptoms of nitrous oxide wear off easily. Speak to the doctor on what a suitable choice for you will be nitrous oxide.
IV sedation uses moderate sedation to allow the patient to totally relax while receiving dental treatment. IV sedation can support surgical patients, patients with high anxiety levels, or special needs. The doctor will explore the advantages of IV sedation and help patients assess if it is the right treatment for them.
You MUST bring an adult driver to accompany you who has a personal interest in your well-being. This employee should stay in the workplace and must be available at all times by phone.
Conscious Oral Sedation
Conscious oral sedation is an alternative minimal sedation that allows you to remain awake, but relaxed. For people who have a fear of dental procedures, conscious sedation may take away some of the anxiety. The doctor will mix oral sedation and local anesthetic in order to make sure you have minimal to no pain. You should arrange to have someone accompany you to the appointment and be available after care to take you home.