Sedation dentistry makes it possible for anxious patients to get the comfortable dental care they need. Even if you don’t experience dental anxiety but want a more relaxed appointment, you should know what options are available to you.
At Norfolk County Dental Care, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry to match your desired comfort level. If you want to take the edge off but don’t want to experience drowsy side effects, nitrous oxide is an excellent choice. Patients with more severe anxiety or who have a more extensive procedure planned may prefer oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation or Laughing Gas
Patients with busy schedules and obligations prefer nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” because it has short-term effects that dissipate quickly. Delivered as a gas, you inhale nitrous oxide through a small breathing mask and almost immediately feel a wave of calm and a sensation of well-being.
You will remain fully conscious, but the activity around you won’t bother you. The effects wear off quickly after your procedure, and you leave our Norfolk dental office feeling calm, relaxed, and refreshed.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Some patients require a little more relaxation, and that’s when we recommend oral sedation for our Norfolk patients. Dr. Sun prescribes a sedative that you take before you arrive for your appointment. You will remain drowsy and relaxed, and some patients even fall asleep.
Oral sedation stays in your system for several hours, so you will need a designated driver to get you safely to and from your appointment.
Comfortable Dental Care in Norfolk, MA
Whether you have dental anxiety or want to have a calm and comfortable appointment, ask our team about sedation dentistry options during your next procedure.