To soothe your nerves, we provide such amenities as chair-side CD players. Our ever-obliging staff will set your mind at ease by carefully explaining what you can expect and addressing any concerns you may have. If you’re still feeling a bit uneasy, we may offer oral sedation, nitrous oxide or I.V. sedation to enable you to get the dental care you need without any distress or discomfort.
Sedation dentistry is completely safe and totally effective. As waves of tranquility wash over you, the only thing you’ll feel is calm. Once the sedative has taken effect, we’ll apply a local anesthetic such as Novocain to temporarily block the nerves in the area of your mouth being worked on.
While you are sedated, time passes by quickly. Even a complex procedure that can last for hours only seems to take a few minutes. It’s important to remember that you will be sedated but not asleep. But even though you’ll be fully awake and alert during the procedure, you’ll remember little if anything about it afterwards.
No matter what kind of sedation dentistry you choose to receive, we recommend that you bring along a trusted friend or relative who can drive you safely home after your appointment. They should continue to stay by your side for another two to four hours as the effects of your sedation gradually wear off.
Below are some of the pain management approaches that we use to ensure your comfort during treatment: