Sedation Dentistry for Periodontics & Implantology
We want to ensure your comfort and wellbeing at every visit so you can look forward to your new smile and never dread the process to get it. Our warm and informative team will make sure all of your questions are answered before we begin a procedure, and if you need a little more help to feel relaxed in the chair, we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry. With these safe, powerful, and effective techniques, we’ll be able to eliminate any stress or pain you might feel so your appointments are always calm, cool, and relaxed. Do you think sedation dentistry could help you? To explore your options, contact us today.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This is our gentlest form of sedation, and it’s ideal for people who just need to “take the edge off” of their dental nerves. All a patient has to do is breathe in the colorless, odorless gas through a small nasal mask, and within minutes, they’ll be overcome with a warm, happy, and even euphoric feeling. The mask will stay for the entire appointment, and once it is removed, the gas’ effects wear off almost instantly, allowing a patient to quickly go back to their day.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you experience mild to moderate dental phobia, then Dr. Robertson can prescribe you a pill to take about an hour before your visit. By the time you actually sit in the treatment chair, you’ll be deeply physically and mentally relaxed. You’ll remain conscious during the appointment and be able to respond to commands, but time will fly by very quickly, and you’ll likely have little to no memory afterward. This method of sedation is so strong that we require a friend or family member to drive you to and from the office the day of your procedure.
If you are extremely afraid of the dentist or require extensive dental work, then IV sedation might be the best choice for you. With this, a potent sedative will be administered directly into your bloodstream via a small injection in your arm or hand. It will take effect very quickly, and you’ll fall into a deep sense of relaxation. The best part of this method is that we can actually adjust your sedation level in real time during a procedure to ensure that you are perfectly comfortable at every moment.