Our sedation dentistry options are designed to make dentistry comfortable and accessible to everyone—even those who experience severe anxiety about dentist visits.
We offer a range of sedation options for our patients, including:
- Oral sedatives, which can be taken before your appointment to relieve anxiety and help you relax.
- Intravenous sedatives administered during your visit, to help you feel calm and comfortable.
Combined with painkillers to manage physical discomfort, our sedation dentistry options can make your dentist visit as comfortable and painless as possible, regardless of the work you’re having done.
What to expect
For most of our sedation dentistry options, we ask that you arrange for transportation to and from your appointment, as some of our options may leave you feeling somewhat groggy or sleepy following your procedure.
Depending on the specific type of sedation, you may be asked to take additional steps as well. For example, if you’ve chosen oral sedatives, we may ask that you take them before you arrive for your appointment.
Once you arrive at our office, we will help you settle down and become comfortable, and then administer any in-office sedatives and painkillers. Once these have taken effect and you are comfortable and at ease, we will begin your procedures.
In most cases, patients report little or no discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, patients actually fall asleep during the procedure, and wake up once it is complete.
If necessary, we may prescribe you additional painkillers to help manage any residual pain following your procedure.