Actual Patient

sedation dentistry

Nitrous Oxide (also called "laughing gas") and gentle oral sedation are options available for anxious patients to help them during complex dental procedures or even through routine dental care. Nitrous oxide is administered in the chair before receiving treatment. It helps patients relax, while still allowing them to interact with the doctor, and its effects wear off before leaving the office. Oral sedation involves taking a pill prior to receiving treatment. You will not necessarily fall asleep during your visit, but you will most likely not remember any details about your treatment either. With oral conscious sedation, be prepared to have a friend or family member drive you home.