What is Sedation Dentistry?
For many patients, due to past experiences or preconceptions, going to the dentist can be a bit unnerving. At Village Dental, we understand and make it our goal to create an environment that is calm and relaxed for our patients, and we do this by offering sedation dentistry. As the sedation dentistry experts in Wake Forest, our phobic patients are fully comfortable and relaxed for their appointment. We administer sedation through nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV sedation or oral sedation depending on the needs of the patient. The treatment relaxes our patients, often to the point of deep relaxation through the entire process, cutting out anxiety and worry, and leaving little memory of the procedure at all! Offering Wake Forest sedation dentistry today!
Types of Sedation Offered at Village Dental
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation – This is most commonly known as laughing gas and is administered via a nasal mask during your visit. Patients that undergo nitrous oxide sedation feel very relaxed during their visit. Once treatment is complete, the nasal mask is removed and the effects of nitrous wear off almost immediately. Patients that undergo this type of sedation are able to drive home and resume normal activities.
- IV Sedation – This type of sedation is for patients that have a strong fear or phobia of the dentist. With IV Sedation, patients are in a deep, almost dream like state during their visit. This is a wonderful type of sedation for patients that have a big fear of the dentist or patients that have years’ worth of dental work to complete in one visit.
- Oral Sedation – Oral sedation is administered via a small pill taken before the appointment. This pill helps make the patient feel drowsy and relaxed during their procedure. Once under the effects of oral sedation, patients will be able to get the dental care they need without worrying about the work being performed. After the procedure, patients will need a trusted friend or family member to help drive them home as the effects of oral sedation often linger.
Our office is a member office of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. We have treated hundreds of patients with this safe and approved technique.
Conscious Sedation Certified: Permit #160444
Call today to see how sedation dentistry can make a huge difference in your life!