If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had a previous negative experience in the dental office, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Conscious sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex. Conscious sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Conscious sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your visit.
- Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas. This sedative gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
Conscious sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your visit. Dr. Charles Pybus and Team will monitor you throughout your entire treatment to ensure your safety. If you choose conscious oral sedation you will need to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment as well as stay with you for several hours following your appointment.
For more information on conscious sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us; please call Dr. Charles Pybus at 806-354-2500.