Using oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide to help patients achieve a more pleasant experience
Is a fear of the dentist keeping you from having a healthier, more confident smile? For some of us, dental anxiety (or dental phobia) interferes with our ability to keep up with regular dental appointments or receive necessary care. At New Image Dental our patients feel at ease in a positive environment designed with their comfort in mind. With our digital technology, conservative treatment and comfortable sedation dentistry, our patients know they can look forward to a gentle and positive dental experience for all of their future appointments.
Oral conscious sedation is typically administered in the form of a pill that is taken at home or in the office about an hour before treatment, or by breathing in a calming nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). As the sedative medicine begins to take effect, you will remain awake but feel increasingly relaxed and comfortable. Depending on your specific dental needs, a local anesthetic will be administered to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. All patients are closely monitored with a pulse oximeter while here at the office. Although you will be aware of your surroundings, you will feel a deep sense of calm and relaxation. After treatment we recommend having a close friend or family member drive you home and spend time with you while the medication wears off.
Oral conscious sedation is as simple as swallowing a small sedative before your appointment. From relieving dental anxiety to keeping you comfortable throughout a long dental procedure, oral sedation is ideal for patients for many reasons:
While other forms of sedation dentistry such as Intravenous (IV sedation) is administered through a needle and may result in a patient becoming unconscious during the process, our oral conscious sedation lets patients remain conscious as they relax into a calm and sleepy state with the simple use of a pill. If dental anxiety has been a burden for you or your loved ones, give us a call at 619-457-6803 to schedule a consultation! No matter your dental needs, our team at New Image Dental is committed to helping you and your family experience high quality dental care in a relaxed and caring environment.