Will sedation dentistry put me to sleep?
Sedation dentistry is designed to help keep you calm and relaxed during treatment. Our Pelham dental office does not handle any type of service that would require you to be “knocked out,” and our sedation methods are very gentle.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) works for many anxious patients because it is effective, but does not produce any lasting side effects. With nitrous, most people simply experience a kind of dreamy state, where the sights and sounds around them recede into the background.
We may recommend oral sedation if you experience more severe anxiety. This is just a mild sedative that will calm you before treatment, so that you arrive at our office without feeling stressed or worried. You will be awake enough for us to communicate with you for your safety, but the medication won’t put you to sleep.
The key to stress-free treatment is the care and compassion of the professionals who are treating you. The team at our Pelham dental office is trained to help you relax by responding sensitively to your needs and concerns.
We don’t want you to feel that you have to put off treatment because of fear or anxiety. Please contact our office, and a member of our team will be happy to answer your questions about our painless, stress-free dentistry.