Sedated dentistry is the practice of using a form of medicine to produce a relaxed state in the patient. This medicine is also used in conjunction with a local anesthetic, so the patient cannot feel the procedure being performed. During the procedure, your blood pressure, oxygen levels, and vital signs are closely monitored and recorded, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience.
Oral Sedation – You will receive an oral sedative, usually a pill by mouth that will make you drowsy, but still remain awake. This oral sedative may make you drowsy enough to fall asleep, but will be easily awoken with a gentle shake. Usually this form of sedation dentistry is used of short procedures and alongside in conjunction with a local anesthetic.
Nitrous Oxide (Inhaled Minimal Sedation)- Commonly known as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is gas inhaled by, you, the patient that quickly takes effect, wears off quickly by the end of the procedure, and rarely has side effects.