Types of Sedation Dentistry
If you have a hard time getting numb, nitrous oxide may be the best type of sedation dentistry for you. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide can help you feel more relaxed within minutes of inhaling the gas and we control the level of sedation by releasing more or less gas. You will return back to normal within minutes after the gas is stopped so you may even be able to drive yourself home after treatment.
Patients with mild to moderate levels of anxiety can benefit from oral sedation dentistry. This involves taking anti-anxiety medication to help you feel more calm and relaxed throughout treatment. You may even feel drowsy after your procedure so you will need someone to drive you home.
Learn more about the DentalVibe® system and sedation dentistry options by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Alvarado today!