We, at Pilsen Smiles, understand that some individuals avoid the dentist out of fear. Fortunately, there are different methods to put those fears to rest and allow for a smooth and relaxing experience.
Sedation may be right for you in the following instances:
Low Pain Tolerance
Complex Dental Issues
Having Several Procedures In One Day
If receiving any form of sedation medication, you must be accompanied by another person to drive you home.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a form of sedation dentistry that produces a “feel good effect.” It is provided during dental procedures to relieve dental anxiety. Nitrous Oxide is administered through a mask placed over the nose. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive and usually wears off quickly.
Oral conscious sedation is another popular technique for dental anxiety that causes few side effects. The prescribed oral medication is taken before your appointment causing a relaxed and drowsy feeling.