What sedation options do you offer?
At our Summit Dental office, we believe that you should never put off dental treatment because of anxiety. First, you need to know that it is quite common to be nervous about dental visits. But it is simply not necessary to avoid important procedures, because we offer sedation options that will help keep you calm and relaxed during treatment.
Nitrous Oxide and the Benefits
For many patients, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is sufficient to help them relax during treatment. All you have to do is sit back and breathe normally. A member of our team will be by your side to make sure that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
One of the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation it does not “knock you out.” You will be conscious, but your senses will be dulled so that you are not aware of what is happening around you. Once we stop administering the gas, you will not feel any after-effects, and you will be able to return to your normal routine as soon as treatment is finished.
Oral conscious sedation is another option that we can choose if you have a more intense level of anxiety. Dr. Hilton or Dr. Marcincin will prescribe a mild sedative that you take before you get to our office so that you arrive feeling calm and relaxed. We can combine oral sedation with nitrous oxide for a completely stress-free experience.
If you’re worried about upcoming treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact our Dillon dental office. We will be happy to discuss your concerns and decide which sedation option is best for you.