Sedation denistry

For your connivence we provide different modality of sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Oral sedation

Intravenous continuous sedation (IV sedation)

General Anesthesia

Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.

You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing. Most commonly,

Oral sedation (usually in the form of anti-anxiety or “happy pills”) is prescribed for relieving anxiety in the hours immediately before a dental appointment. In dentistry, the most commonly prescribed drugs for anxiety belong to the “benzodiazepine” family, for example, Valium, Halicon, Xanax, or Ativan.

Intravenous Conscious sedation refers to when a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment. Mostly the drug used for IV sedation is a short acting benzodiazepine, or “benzo” for short. T. IV administered benzos have 3 main effects: they reduce anxiety/relax you, they make you sleepy, and they produce partial or total amnesia (i. e. make you forget what happened during some or, less frequently, all of the procedure).The most commonly used drug for IV sedation is Midazolam (tradenames: Versed)

General anesthesia is a state of total unconsciousness resulting from medication. General anesthesia is performed by an anesthesiologist.