IV sedation dentistry requires an IV line to be inserted into a vein in your arm. This line provides a constant flow of medication to ensure you remain deeply relaxed for the procedure. You'll be safe in our chair, knowing we monitor your vital signs and breathing while getting treatment.
Nitrous oxide is safe for adults and children. This quick and effective medication will help you relax in the dental chair. We'll place a mask over your nose and ask you to breathe deeply, and in a few moments, it will begin to work.
After treatment, nitrous oxide wears off quickly, and you can drive yourself home and return to your normal activities.
Nitrous oxide has the least risk compared to other sedation dentistry methods. Any side effects diminish after the mask gets removed. This form of sedation dentistry can be used for minor procedures, like teeth cleanings, or for more extensive treatment, like dental implants.
Oral sedation requires a written prescription from the dentist. You'll also need a driver for the day because it will make you tired.
Although you'll feel tired enough to fall asleep, we'll be able to communicate with you throughout the appointment. For example, if the dentist needs you to bite down during the procedure, you can hear us and respond.