EFFECTIVE SEDATION DENTISTRY SERVICES FOR EVERY LEVEL OF FEAR
Sedation dentistry allows you to receive the periodontal or dental implant treatment you need, without the worry. We offer several sedation options, providing relief from mild to severe dental fear. Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used as a mild sedative. It is delivered through a nose hood, and is administered throughout the entire procedure.
Generally, IV sedation is used for shorter treatments. It is administered via direct injection into the bloodstream, which means the effects are immediate. Sometimes patients feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn. This is why it is important to bring a designated driver for the drive home.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral medication is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a moderate state of sedation. Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses.
Our team is highly experienced in providing sedation solutions. Dr. van Aelst is certified, and ready to help you get the periodontal and implant care you need for better oral health!