Nitrous oxide is the mildest and most commonly used administration of sedation dentistry. During this process, your dentist will place a mouthpiece that distributes the nitrous oxide and puts you into a relaxed state. This anesthetic also reduces pain and anxiety.
Oral sedation is the next step up from nitrous oxide and involves the use of anxiety medication. Oral sedation will also put you into a state of deep calm; however, the effect can last several hours after taking, which means you will need to have someone drive you following the procedure.
Don’t wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask us about what type of sedation is the right fit for you.