Enjoy Anxiety-Free Dentistry With Bend, OR Sedation Options

Sedation options in Bend make it possible for you to remain calm and relaxed throughout any treatment, whether it’s a dental cleaning or a dental implant procedure. With our dental sedation, you can:

  • Complete multiple procedures in a single appointment
  • Receive dental work you may have been putting off because of concerns about discomfort or not being numb enough
  • Improve your oral health by taking a more positive attitude toward visiting the dentist
  • Overcome a sensitive gag reflex or other physical issues that make it hard for you to receive dental care

Take the stress out of your dental appointments with sedation! Call us today at 541-668-8070.

Relax With Laughing Gas or an Oral Sedative

While many dentists offer only a single type of sedation, we offer two choices because we know that every situation is different. Your need may vary depending on the length of your treatment, the type of procedure you’ll receive, and your past experiences with sedation.

We’ll work closely with you to determine whether you should receive inhaled sedation or oral sedation. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Inhaled Sedation — You’ve also heard this called laughing gas. When you breathe it in through a small mask, you’ll almost immediately experience a carefree sensation. It wears off quickly and without any lingering effects, so you can drive yourself home. Even young children can receive laughing gas.
  • Oral Sedation — We’ll prescribe a safe prescription pill for you to take before your procedure. It takes effect within 60 minutes and will leave you largely unaware of your surroundings. You’ll still be able to easily communicate with us, though. You’ll remain groggy for several hours, so you’ll need a ride home.

With a permit for oral conscious sedation, Dr. Drew can even administer both types of sedation simultaneously to ensure you experience an especially relaxed visit.

You’ll appreciate the relaxing features of our office you can see, like our abundant natural light and comfortable treatment chairs. Though you can’t see it, you’ll also benefit from our state-of-the-art sterilization system that ensures our equipment is handled at all times with the CDC’s protocols for safety and infection control.

To find out more about sedation options in Bend, call 541-668-8070.

Common Questions About Sedation Options

What is oral sedation like?

With oral sedation, we provide you with a safe prescription pill. You can take it at home, so you arrive already feeling relaxed and remain that way throughout your treatment. It usually takes 30-60 minutes for the sedative to take effect. You’ll remain conscious during treatment though largely unaware of your surroundings. You’ll need a ride home, as you’ll likely feel groggy for several hours.

How long does it take conscious sedation to wear off?

Conscious sedation is used when you wish to remain deeply relaxed but still conscious so you can communicate with us during your treatment. We typically use an oral sedative to achieve this effect. Depending on the amount you receive and your individual response to the sedation, you may feel the effects for up to eight hours following your treatment.

Is dental sedation safe?

Dr. Drew has advanced training in sedation dentistry. Before your procedure he will review your medical history, which will help him determine the type of sedation that will work best for you. In addition, Dr. Drew and other members of our team will monitor you throughout your treatment. We can quickly reverse the effects of sedation, if necessary.