Relaxing Sedation Dentistry
Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you a bit uneasy? You’re certainly not alone! At Hillstream Dental, we offer a number of relaxing sedation options to help you feel at ease while you’re in our care. With varying levels of intensity, sedation dentistry is designed to help you achieve comfortable, high-quality dental care. Call to learn more about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment with us today!Schedule an Appointment
Our most simple form of sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide. This sweet-smelling gas is administered to you through a small nose mask that stays on throughout the duration of treatment. While receiving nitrous oxide, you’ll still be awake and responsive, but you’ll be in a deep state of relaxation. The effects of nitrous can be reversed by simply breathing fresh oxygen for a few minutes.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a step higher on the intensity scale. This method of sedation dentistry comes in pill form that you take shortly before your scheduled appointment. It’s especially helpful for patients who struggle with even walking into the dentist’s office. We ask that you refrain from eating approximately six hours before your appointment and arrange alternative transportation afterward.
For those undergoing intense procedures, we also offer IV sedation. During treatment, a sedative will be administered to you intravenously and our professional team will monitor your sedation levels the entire time you’re in the dental chair. Similarly to oral conscious sedation, we ask that you have a ride home as the effects of IV sedation can take a bit of time to wear off.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Rest assured, our team practices with your safety at the forefront of everything we do. If recommended, we’ve ensured sedation dentistry is completely safe for you.
What kind of procedure requires IV sedation?
The most common procedures that require IV sedation are oral surgeries, including dental implant placement, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, and bone grafts.
How should I prepare for IV sedation?
Stop all food and drink intake approximately 8 hours before your scheduled appointment and wear loose-fitting clothes to the office. We also recommend you allow yourself the remainder of the day to relax and let the effects of sedation wear off.