Types of Sedation Dentistry
Whether you are nervous about being in the dental chair or if you are undergoing a procedure, we offer the following types of sedation:
Nitrous oxide—Often called “laughing gas,” this safe gas is breathed in through a mask, putting patients in a relaxed state almost immediately. Because the gas leaves the body quickly, you are free to drive yourself home afterward and get on with your day.
Oral sedation—Prior to your appointment, Dr. Josh Halderman will write you a prescription for an oral sedative you can take to help you feel relaxed while you are here. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
IV sedation—This level of sedation is generally reserved for those undergoing more serious treatment, such as wisdom teeth extraction. You won’t remember anything about the procedure after it’s complete.
Don’t let anxiety or nerves keep you from getting the dentistry you need. Talk to Dr. Halderman about what type of sedation dentistry might be best for you.