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At Metro Dental, we don’t want your fear of dental treatment to be a factor. Therefore, in addition to a gentle and friendly treatment style, we also uses sedation dentistry for the treatment of highly anxious or frightened patients.
What is Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry involves treatment of apprehensive or uncooperative patients under the effect of a sedative agent. During sedation, you will be drowsy, but you will be conscious enough to respond to instructions. The best part is that you once your treatment has been completed, you won’t remember anything about it. So, no bad memories!
Depending on the expected duration of the procedure, different types and levels of sedation are available at Metro Dental:
- Inhalation Sedation – in this form of sedation, you will be asked through a mask containing a mixture of nitrous oxide gas and oxygen. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas provides a mild sedative effect which remains while you’re inhaling it. As soon as the supply of nitrous gas is discontinued, the effect of sedation will go away immediately. After nitrous gas inhalation sedation, you can drive yourself back to your office or home.
- Oral Sedation – for a deeper level of sedation, we will give you an oral sedative medicine which you will take the night before, and then once you arrive for your appointment. The effect of oral sedation is more pronounced than inhalation. This type of sedation is reserved for more anxious or apprehensive patients, and the effect of this inhalation tend to last longer. For oral sedation, you should be accompanied by a family member who can drive you home