Sedation Dentistry


Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation. Regardless of the type of sedation dentistry you receive, it is important to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to the procedure. The caregiver should drive you home after the procedure is complete and stay with you for an additional two to four hours at home.


Inhaled Minimal Sedation


Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is inhaled and combines with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over the patient’s nose. The gas helps the patient relax. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where patients may be able to drive themselves home after the procedure.