Sedation Dentistry There are several sedation options available to patients.
Oral Conscious Sedation This type of sedation is designed for anxious patients. You’re prescribed an oral sedative which you will take an hour before your appointment. If you’re overly anxious, you may even have to take the sedative an hour before you go bed on the night before your appointment as well. Oral sedatives are quite strong and you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. If you’ve received oral sedation, you’re not allowed to drive for 24 hours after your treatment.
Nitrous Oxide You inhale this sedative gas during the procedure, and it will make you feel calm and happy instead of anxious. It works quickly, and the effects quickly dissipate after the procedure.