Sedation Learning Center
Does the Thought of Going to the Dentist Scare You?
Sedation dentistry works differently depending on which method of sedation you choose. We offer two types of sedation at Village Dental.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation and is administered through inhalation. This sedation works best for patients with mild to moderate anxiety. You will recover quickly and be able to resume your normal activities immediately.
IV sedation will be placed by your doctor and administers a medication to help you reach a deeper state of relaxation. This is best for patients with more moderate to severe anxiety or for those that require longer or more complex procedures. You will need to have someone accompany you to your appointment because the effects will take a few hours to wear off and it is unsafe to drive yourself home from your appointment.
If you experience dental anxiety, you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Both children and adults can benefit from sedation. If you experience any of the following fears or concerns, ask your doctor about sedation as an option for your next dental appointment:
- Extreme dental anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist
- Fear of needles and/or shots
- PTSD from a dental experience
- Sensitive teeth, strong gag reflex, tolerance to numbing procedures
- Sensitivity to smells or noises at the dentist
- Need for complex treatment
- Desire for a comfortable dental treatment
Forget Your Fears with Affordable IV Sedation
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