At Drew Family Dentistry, we use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm, and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure.
What Sedation Dentistry Can Do for You
Sedation dentistry is the use of any type of dental sedation to reduce stress, anxiety, and any physical pain associated with dental treatment. Sedation is a safe and convenient way to help you feel more relaxed at the dentist while your treatment is being completed. We offer dental sedation through laughing gas and oral sedatives. 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.
It’s important that you feel comfortable and safe during your procedure. Before any procedure, your doctor will recommend the appropriate level of sedation that meets your needs. Then, we will set up your appointment and plan accordingly for your procedure, knowing that you will be relaxed and calm during the dental appointment.
What is laughing gas and what does it do?
Nitrous Oxide, commonly referred to as Laughing Gas, is a mild sedative that can help reduce your anxiety. It will not put you to sleep. It’s colorless and odorless and its usefulness stems from its ability to quickly work and safely reverse its effects. It is a widely considered safe dental sedation method.
We offer complimentary nitrous oxide for our patients to ensure they are comfortable and relaxed for any procedure.
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.
More Questions About Sedation Dentistry?
If you think sedation might help your anxiety at the dentist, give us a call and we'd be happy to discuss it further with you.