There are many options and levels of sedation techniques that we offer. We want you to be comfortable as possible.
Televisions with streaming services (Netflix/youTube), a set of headphones, and sunglasses provide the 'first-level' in-office sedation technique. This works amazing well with our secret ingredient, a lot of special attention and care to make you as comfortable as we can.
However, sometimes you may want a little more.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry helps you feel calm, relaxed and at ease during dental procedures. It’s a moderate level of sedation, so you’re still technically awake but feeling very carefree. It’s sometimes called conscious sedation dentistry or “twilight sleep” because it creates a state of short-term amnesia (forgetfulness) where you experience insensitivity to pain without the loss of consciousness.
Nitrous oxide is commonly known as “laughing gas.” You inhale nitrous oxide through a mask or nosepiece, and calming effects begin within three to five minutes. Your dentist controls the amount of sedation you receive and adjusts dosages accordingly throughout your procedure. Once your treatment is over, your dentist gives you pure oxygen to flush the nitrous oxide out of your system. Because the laughing gas leaves your system so quickly, you’ll be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
General Anesthesia (GA) is a type of unconscious sedation. In other words, you’ll be completely unconscious during the procedure. An anesthesiologist provides this type of anesthesia. We offer full General anesthesia for pediatrics (children) requiring extensive dental treatment or severe anxiety. We do not offer GA for adults
Some children have extensive dental problems that need to be fixed. Unfortunately, sometimes their young age may make it very difficult to fix their dental problems in the dental chair without sedation.
For more information on GA options for children see Pediatric Dentistry