Our advanced sedation dentistry ensures your comfort, calmness, and relaxation during any dental treatment. Our team will work closely with you to assess what fears you may have and determine a treatment option that feels comfortable for you.
Sedation Dentistry in Wichita, KS
Dental sedation is medication aimed at reducing physical pain and anxiety during dental treatment, promoting relaxation throughout the procedure. This enhances your experience and enables our staff to perform their duties more effectively.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the most minimal sedation method delivered through a small mask. It combines nitrous oxide and oxygen, leaving you feeling relaxed. Oral sedation, on the other hand, ranges from minimal to moderate depending on the dosage. You’ll be given a pill to take orally approximately an hour prior to your treatment. It will make you feel drowsy and relaxed, without putting you to sleep.
What is laughing gas and what does it do?
Laughing Gas, officially know as Nitrous Oxide, is a mild sedative that can help reduce your anxiety. It’s colorless and odorless gas and its usefulness stems from its ability to quickly work and safely reverse its effects. It is a widely considered safe dental sedation method. It will not put you to sleep.
What type of anesthesia are used for dental work?
The most common types of anesthesia used are local anesthesia, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is injected directly in the area that is to be treated—usually the gums around an infected tooth.
In contrast, IV sedation produces a more profound experience that usually leaves no memory of the procedure. It’s typically used for more intensive procedures like tooth extractions, dental implants or other surgical procedures, however the patient is conscious during the process. Oral sedation offers convenient anesthesia, providing a short period of sedation with minimal recollection of the procedure.
Questions About Dental Sedation?
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