On this blog, I consistently outline the benefits of dental implants. You’ll find information about this modern tooth replacement method, the choices available, and the procedures involved. I’m passionate about the high quality, customized care we provide at the Dental Implant Center in Dallas. This commitment to providing patients with the latest technology and comfort includes a variety of sedation options, ensuring a stress-free visit for every patient.
I offer three types of sedation, and I’ll help you determine the best option for your situation:
1. Nitrous Oxide
Also commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a popular form of sedation. The calming effect occurs swiftly after breathing in anesthesia through a mask – and subsides quickly once the mask is removed. Patients are able to drive home after the appointment and go about their normal routines without impairment.
2. Oral Sedation
In this case, I’ll prescribe a sedative for you to take before a procedure. Patients will need a friend to drive them to and from their appointment. I may use oral sedation in combination with nitrous oxide, which deepens the sedative effects. This type of sedation wears off gradually and leaves patients with little or no memory of their appointment.
3. IV Sedation
Intravenous sedation is administered through an IV directly into the bloodstream. This form of sedation is usually appropriate for lengthy or complex procedures. The effects subside gradually after IV removal.
Whether you’re interested in sedation dentistry for anxiety alleviation or to simply stay relaxed for a long procedure, I’ll choose the most appropriate sedation method after a meeting with you. I look forward to achieving your dental implant goals through sedation dentistry.