Having dental anxiety is fairly common with patients, which can make any trip to the dentist an unpleasant one. At Snödental, we want you to feel calm and comfortable during your treatment or procedure. That’s why we offer multiple sedation options for our patients.
Nitrous oxide is a combination of a safe sedative with oxygen. It will be administered through a facemask, and as you inhale, you will begin to feel relaxed. During the dental procedure, you will feel completely calm and won’t have to deal with any discomfort.
This type of sedation involves taking a prescribed dose of a sedative. You will feel more relaxed and will have an increased pain threshold, which will make the procedure easier on both you and the dentist.
Depending on the strength of the sedation, the dentist will have you take the medication either the night before or up to an hour before your procedure. You might feel a little drowsy, and patients have sometimes reported nausea, so we recommended having someone drive you home when the procedure is over.
IV sedation is a method that involves administering a sedative directly into your bloodstream before the procedure. This is a form of conscious sedation, which means that you will be completely at ease and without pain, but still be awake. After the procedure is over, you will have little to no memory of what happened.
We don’t want you to deal with stress or dental anxiety when you visit us for a procedure. With our sedation options, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Contact us today to find out more!