Inhalation Conscious Sedation
How Does Inhalation Conscious Sedation Work?
You will drive yourself to your Dental Appointment as you would with any other dental visit. When you arrive at the dental office, you will be awake and normal. Most patients arrived relaxed, knowing that they will be sedated by Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen sedation during their dental visit.
At your appointment time, you will be escorted to the dental treatment area and seated in the dental chair. When you are comfortable a Mask will be placed over your nose and you will be given pure oxygen.
If you feel cold, you will be covered with a blanket. A small pillow is available for the small of your back. If you desire hearing some relaxing music, a CD player is available. It is our desire that you are fully relaxed and comfortable before, during and after your dental appointment.
The Nitrous Oxygen mixture will be adjusted to a level that is comfortable for you. The mixture will be adjusted throughout your appointment to meet your needs.
When your treatment is completed the Nitrous Oxide will be turned off and you will be given pure Oxygen until you feel completely normal. When the effects of the Nitrous Oxide have worn off completely, you will feel fully awake and alert. You will feel comfortable and relaxed and will probably remember very little about your wonderful dental experience. You will be able to drive yourself home or do anything else you would do during a normal day.
Reasons for Inhalation Conscious Sedation
The Top 10 Reasons People Need Inhalation Sedation
- Inhalation Sedation is a safe and effective way of relieving the stress, fear and anxiety associated with going to the dentist.
- Dentists have used Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation for many years to relieve fear and apprehension associated with dental appointments
- It works well for most patients allowing them to relax and have little or no memory of their dental appointments (partial or total amnesia)
- Its easy, you arrive at the dental office. A mask is placed over your nose and the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen mixture is regulated very precisely by a special machine. The mixture can be constantly adjusted to meet your needs.
- Some patients are so relaxed that they sleep right through their dental appointment. When someone is relaxed they will feel less tired after a long dental appointments.
- Patients are so relaxed and comfortable, that a large amount of complex treatment can be accomplished in a single appointment
- People who have difficulty getting numb are often helped by Inhalation Sedation Dentistry. The Nitrous Oxide has an Analgesic effect.
- If you are scared of needles, sedation dentistry can help you.
- People who have difficulty controlling movements, such as Parkinson’s Disease or Cerebral Palsy are often helped by oral sedation
- The dentist can complete more dental treatment of higher quality, in a shorter period of time, on a patient who is relaxed