We offer several different sedation dentistry options at Summerbrook Dental Group, including:
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a mask over the nose. Patients remain awake but relaxed. Since the effects of nitrous oxide wear off immediately, patients can drive themselves home following their procedure.
This medication is typically taken about an hour beforehand or even the night before treatment.
While patients will remain conscious, they usually do not have any memory of the visit. Oral sedation can impair your ability to drive safely, so you should schedule a friend or loved one to take you to and from your appointment.
This option is administered intravenously and offers a fast-acting, deep level of sedation. Dr. Craig often recommends IV sedation for especially anxious patients or those who are undergoing more extensive procedures. Patients receiving IV sedation must have someone who can drive them home after their appointment.
When patients elect to receive sedation dentistry, we can often perform multiple procedures in a single appointment. Reducing your number of visits can save you time and money.