Sedation dentistry at Embury Family Dentistry will change what you think about going to the dentist. We offer stress-free dentistry through a range of sedation options. For the highest level of sedation, you’ll know that the dental work was done, but have little memory of how it happened.
Are you anxious about dental treatment? You are in good company. Dental fears affect 1 in 4 people. We can be the help you need to relax so that important tooth repair can be completed without worry. Sedation is also an excellent option if you want to accomplish a lot of dental work in one sitting.
Sedation Dentistry Options
We offer several options to meet your needs. The mildest form or sedation is nitrous oxide, which you’ll breathe in through a small mask during your appointment. It works quickly and wears off quickly, leaving you ready to drive and continue with your day.
We can also add oral Valium to nitrous oxide to make it stronger. We can give you a prescription to take the night before, to make sure you come to your appointment well rested. Then we’ll give you another dose before your appointment. For this option, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
Other anxiolysis options are available with different medications you can take before your appointment, including Ativan and hydroxyzine.
Finally, we also work with an anesthesiologist to provide IV conscious sedation. With this level of sedation, you likely will remember little or nothing about your appointment. The anesthesiologist will stay with you the whole time you’re sedated, monitoring your vital signs.
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