Sedation dentistry can help patients get through any dental appointment with ease! If you have dental fears or have trouble sitting still in the dental chair, sedation dentistry can help you receive the dental care that you need. Too many times patients avoid regular dental check-ups due to dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry can be used during short visits or through extensive treatment. No matter your needs, sedation dentistry can help your dentist accomplish a lot in just one visit! We offer both nitrous oxide and oral sedation. If you are interested in sedation dentistry in Maryland or Virginia, call our office today!
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is administered through a mask that is placed over your nose during treatment. The sedation starts working within minutes of wearing the mask. With nitrous oxide sedation, you aren’t bothered by surrounding sounds or smells. Your dentist can communicate with you and you can respond as needed. You may not fall asleep during treatment, but will be completely relaxed and at ease. You may remember little to nothing from your appointment. With nitrous oxide, your dentist can complete all of your dental work while you are completely comfortable. Once your visit is complete and the mask is removed, the effects of sedation will begin to wear away allowing you to get back to your normal activities following your visit.
What is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is given in pill form prior to the start of your visit. A driver is needed to bring you to and from your appointment. With oral sedation, you’ll be completely relaxed before you even sit down in the dental chair. Oral sedation lasts for a few hours, allowing your dentist to perform all necessary dental work during your visit. Oral sedation is an easy way to feel comfortable while taking care of your smile.