Commonly referred to as laughing gas or N2O it can help squeamish or fearful patients before or during dental procedures. It can be used for only the part the patient is uncomfortable with such as the injection or throughout the entire procedure to help lessen anxiety or gag reflex. It promotes a sense of relaxation and calm. The effects wear off within minutes of discontinuation. This allows the patient full control, thus eliminating the need for a driver.
If you suffer from dental fear, this type of sedation may be for you. Conscious sedation uses different types of medications or sedatives to help patients relax during dental procedures. These medications induce an altered state of consciousness that minimizes discomfort and anxiety. People who receive conscious sedation are able to speak and respond to verbal cues. They are able to communicate any discomfort to the Doctor. Patients may experience a brief sense of amnesia that may erase memory of the procedure, thus leaving them only with a sense of accomplishment and calm.
Intravenous Conscious Sedation
This anesthetic method will render you completely unconscious and unable to feel pain during dental procedures. In this unconscious state there is an absence of fear and anxiety. Advances in anesthetic technique have made it possible to provide safe and reliable services directly in our office. Our general anesthesia specialists provide anesthesia ranging from specialized local anesthetic techniques to deep sedation and general anesthesia. We provide this anesthesia in our office to ensure that each of our patients dentistry needs are met in a safe and positive way. Fear and anxiety will not deter our patients from the healthy beautiful smiles they were always meant to have.