What Sedation Options Are Available At InStyle Dental?
At InStyle Dental, our sedation dentistry options include laughing gas and oral sedation. All are safe and routine options available to help you feel relaxed and safe while your dentist works on your teeth.
Local anesthesia is administered into the gums, effectively numbing the tooth that is being worked on. Prior to the injection, numbing gel will be applied so that you cannot feel the needle. You will be able to feel the effects for a few hours after they wear off.
Laughing gas is the most commonly administered sedative option in dentistry and is effective at lowering anxiety. You will breath in the gas through a mask over your nose throughout your dental procedure. The amount you take in will be carefully monitored by your dentist. The effects will wear off very shortly after your procedure is complete.
Oral sedation is another safe option that provides minimal to moderate sedation effects. A pill is taken about an hour before your dental procedure begins, which will make you relaxed and groggy. Depending on the dose of oral sedation, you may fall asleep during your procedure, but you will be easily shaken awake.