Sedation Dentistry

Not many patients get excited about their upcoming oral surgery or dental procedures. Many experience anxiety or put off treatment until the problem worsens. Here at Periodontal Associates, we offer sedation dentistry to help ease your mind and keep you relaxed throughout your procedure.

Who is a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Those who experience anxiety or fear of going to the dentist
  • Those who have difficulty with sitting still and staying still for extended periods of time
  • Those who have a difficult time getting numb and staying numb

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry allows your doctor to perform a variety of dental procedures while you are relaxed and calm. You remain safe and comfortable, with constant monitoring. Benefits of Sedation Dentistry include:

  • No fear or anxiety during the procedure
  • No sense of smell or sound
  • No sense of time while under sedation
  • No memory of undergoing the procedure
  • No pain during the procedure

What Types of Sedation are available to me?

Intravenous Moderate Sedation (IVS) – With IV sedation, a sedative is administered directly into a vein. Constant monitoring is involved and your dosage can be quickly modified if needed. Sedation is continuous throughout the entire procedure. You will be disoriented upon waking and should not operate a vehicle or walk alone. Please have a driver bring you to your appointment and take you home afterwards.

Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) is the most commonly used method for relieving mild to moderate anxiety during procedures. Its extreme relaxation effects wear off quickly after the completion of the procedure. You may resume your daily activities immediately.

Please contact our office to set up a consultation to find out which method of sedation is best for you.