Dr. Phan and Dr. Chan are trained and certified to offer sedation dentistry allowing for the most comfortable dental care. Sedation dentistry allows for varying levels of relaxation during treatment. It is also an ideal solution for patients who experience anxiety.
Sedation dentistry effectively helps your entire body relax during your treatment. This also allows local anesthetics to be more effective. It can also reduce the sensation of passing time, making visits seem short. Additionally, it can relax muscles preventing tense posture and discomfort.
We utilize three methods of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and intravenous sedation.
You may have heard the term “laughing gas” to describe this mild sedative. When nitrous oxide is inhaled, it reduces anxiety and increases comfort. It is generally safe to use for patients of all ages. After treatment, oxygen is inhaled to immediately reduce the effects of sedation. Following your treatment, you will be fully alert.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation provides a greater level of relaxation when compared to nitrous oxide. It is administered in pill form. It allows patients to enter a state of deep relaxation. Patients are awake but in an altered state of conscious. Patients report a comfortable experience, often with little recollection of the procedure. Following treatment, you will be able to stand, walk, and answer questions, but you may experience drowsiness. For this reason, you will need to have someone drive you home.
Intravenous sedation, or IV sedation, can provide the deepest level of sedation. Unlike nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, its effects are immediate. Following treatment, you may continue to feel drowsy or tired. You will need someone to provide transportation.
Our top priority is to ensure you are comfortable during your treatment. We will help you determine which method of sedation dentistry is right for you based on your individual needs. Please inform Dr. Phan and Dr. Chan about any medications you are taking and any medical conditions or allergies you have.
Contact Contemporary Facial and Oral Surgery today to learn more about sedation dentistry.