Oral Sedation is prescribed for patients before a dental procedure. It can help take the edge off of the stress and help you feel more relaxed before and during your visit. It is a great option for children who have a hard time holding still.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is fast-acting. It is administered by breathing it in and takes 30 seconds to 4 minutes to start to work and wears quickly. It is a very common method of conscious sedation.
Intravenous Sedation (IV sedation) is given at the visit through an IV. It helps to control pain and discomfort and patients often feel like they have slept through the procedure.