For many patients that are anxious about the sensations experienced during a procedure, sedation dentistry may be an appropriate solution. Dr. Paul Deratnay can provide conscious sedation dentistry via nitrous oxide sedation to suitable patients.
Sedation dentistry uses a number of methods to reduce a person’s sensations experienced during a procedure and can ease anxiety and discomfort. Therefore, sedation is commonly used for people who are nervous about their appointments, who have a dental phobia, or who need to undergo multiple procedures.
Although dental sedation is commonly used, there are some people who may not be able to receive it. This includes people with medical conditions such as cardiac disease, hypertension, or diabetes. If you have a medical condition, you may want to speak with your doctor first to ensure that you can safely receive sedation.
We can offer Nitrous Oxide conscious sedation to our patients.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation:
Nitrous oxide sedation may be better known by its other name, laughing gas. This name is due to the inhaled substance being known to cause sensations of euphoria in the patient. It is given to patients in dental procedures to promote relaxation and reduce sensations such as discomfort. Similar to oral conscious sedation, the patient remains awake during their procedure; however, they will typically feel lightheaded and relaxed. The sedative gas is administered to the patient through a facemask that is typically worn over the nose. Within a few minutes, the patient will start to feel the sedative’s effects. However, once the mask is taken off, the effects will start to reduce and the patient should be able to continue with their scheduled daily activities shortly.
If you are wondering whether sedation dentistry is right for you, Dr. Paul Deratnay will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. You can contact us today or request an appointment online.