Conscious Sedation Options

Inhalation Conscious Sedation

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is easily administered and the most frequently used sedation method in dentistry. The advantage of this form of sedation is that the effects quickly reverse after your treatment is completed.

Oral Conscious Sedation

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This method involves taking prescription medication prior to your appointment. While the level of sedation achieved with this method varies among individuals, many of our patients find it to be sufficient for decreasing anxiety levels and providing them with a relaxing experience during their dental treatment.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

With this type of sedation, anti-anxiety medications are administered directly into the bloodstream. IV sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as ‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry. However, rather than putting you to sleep, the medication helps you to relax and feel at peace. 

We partner with Providence Anesthesiology Associates.

Ask your doctor which sedation option is best for you.

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