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Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative pill before your appointment. This method is simple and effective for reducing anxiety. You'll be awake but in a relaxed state during the procedure. It's a good option for those with moderate dental anxiety or for longer dental appointments.
Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that's inhaled through a mask placed over your nose. It helps you relax during your dental procedure, and its effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed. This is a good option for patients who want a light sedation option with a quick recovery time.
Local anesthesia is used to numb a specific area of your mouth during procedures. It's commonly used for routine dental work like deep cleanings. This method blocks pain signals at the site of the treatment, ensuring you feel no discomfort while we work on restoring your oral health.
IV sedation is administered through your vein, allowing it to work quickly and effectively. This type of sedation is ideal for more invasive procedures or for patients with severe dental anxiety. It allows you to remain conscious but in a deeply relaxed state.
Pre & Post-Op Care
Your comfort and care are our top priorities, especially when it comes to sedation. Take a look at our pre-op sedation guide before undergoing treatment. It’s designed to make sure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
You may be a good candidate for sedation if you experience dental anxiety, have a low pain threshold, need a large amount of dental work, or have a strong gag reflex. Sedation can also be beneficial for patients who have had traumatic dental experiences in the past or those who find it difficult to sit still. We’ll assess your medical history and specific needs during your consultation to determine if sedation is a safe and effective option for you.
- IV Sedation: You’ll likely feel deeply relaxed and sleepy. Many patients do not remember much about their procedure afterwards.
- Local Anesthesia: This will numb the targeted area in your mouth. You’ll be awake and aware, but won’t feel any pain in the numbed area.
- Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas, it will make you feel relaxed and a bit euphoric. The effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed.
- Oral Sedation: You'll take a pill that makes you drowsy, though you'll still be awake. You’ll feel relaxed and may have limited memory of the procedure.
The cost of sedation varies depending on the type you choose and the specifics of your dental procedure. To keep care affordable and accessible, we offer pay-as-you-go financing options through Cherry, Lending Club, and CareCredit. We'll also discuss all the costs and financing options with you during your consultation, so you have a clear understanding of your investment in your dental health.