Types of Sedation Dentistry
At 50th and France Dental Care, we receive calls from patients every day who have some level of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist! We completely understand because dental fears are so common and want to help you comfortably receive the dental treatment you need to stay healthy. That is why we offer two forms of sedation dentistry at our Edina, MN dental office.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, often referred to as “laughing gas” provides mild sedation for patients who want to take the edge off of their fears. If you need just a little assistance to feel relaxed at your dental appointment, this type of sedation dentistry is for you. Because the effects of nitrous oxide are short-lived, it will not interrupt your plans for the rest of the day.
Our dentists can control the level of sedation by adjusting the nitrous oxide during your procedure. Within a few minutes of finishing your treatment, you will feel completely alert and ready to go back to work or run errands.
Nitrous oxide sedation is so safe, we can even use it on kids who have dental anxiety or need a little help sitting still for their treatment.
Because some patients have dealt with anxiety for a long time, we offer oral sedation dentistry at our Edina, MN dental office. Oral sedation provides a higher level of sedation than nitrous oxide and is useful to reduce fear, increase comfort, calm a gag reflex, help you get numb more effectively, and to make long dental appointments seem like a breeze!
One of our dentists will prescribe a sedative that you will take prior to your treatment. Once it begins to work, you will feel totally relaxed. Many of our patients actually fall asleep and wake up once treatment is complete.
To determine if oral sedation is right for you, we will need to do a complete medical history to rule out any drug interactions. Most patients can have oral sedation safely, making their dental treatment easier than they thought possible.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our Edina, MN dentists today!