To help ensure the comfort of our patients we offer multiple sedation options which can be used during any procedure. Dental phobia is a serious issue that can prevent people from seeking professional care needed to maintain optimal oral health.
- Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)- this is the mildest form of conscious sedation
- Halcion- oral form of conscious sedation
- IV Sedation- deepest form of conscious sedation administered by an anesthesiologist
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) is the most commonly administered and mildest method of conscious sedation which involves breathing in a mixture of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen. This method is effective within 10 minutes of being administered and flushed clean through your system within 10 minutes of oxygen alone. Patients are not required to have a driver after this procedure, but may choose to.
Oral or IV Sedation are sedative drugs are administered intravenously by an anesthesiologist or taken orally to provide an effective and safe patient comfort management technique by relaxing the patient while remaining conscious throughout the procedure. IV sedative drugs benefit the patient in the most effective/deepest degree of amnesia they produce; so even though the patient is conscious, he/she has little or no memory of the dental procedures carried out. Oral sedative drugs benefit the patient in a milder/lighter degree of amnesia than IV sedative drugs. Patients will need to have someone drive them after either of these procedures are performed.
At BRSH Dental we hold the comfort of each patient as a top priority. If dental treatments cause you discomfort, no matter what the reason, we would be happy to discuss your options and help you find the most suitable solution.