Coming to the dentist can often cause anxiety and nervousness. With advances in modern dentistry, we can safely administer sedation in the dental office to keep you comfortable during your periodontal treatment. Our periodontists at PerioLife have spent years training in dental anesthesia and have completed thousands of sedation dentistry cases.
What are the different types of sedation dentistry?
Based on your individual needs, sedation will be customized for your situation. Regardless of the level of sedation you choose, you will be provided the most comfortable dental chair experience. We offer memory foam dental chairs with built-in massage. Furthermore, warm blankets are available on request. We also offer various movies and music channels for you to watch to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Nitrous oxide or otherwise known as “laughing gas” can be used to make you feel calm and relaxed. You inhale the nitrous oxide and it immediately goes into your body leaving a relaxing feeling. Once the gas is removed, the gas quickly exits your body thus allowing you to return to normal immediately.
Oral or IV Sedation is known as moderate conscious sedation. Medications are administered in the office by your dentist to make you drowsy and sleepy so you can relax throughout the appointment. This level of sedation is stronger and will require you to have someone drive you home.