If you suffer from mild anxiety, you’ll find the fast-acting effects of nitrous oxide to be quite beneficial. This gas-based mixture contains nitrous oxide, but it also contains oxygen to make breathing easy during your appointment. As you wear the nasal mask and begin breathing in the sedative, you’ll quickly start to feel warm, calm and far more relaxed than before you came in. Once the mask is removed, the effects of the sedative will go away as soon as they came. This makes it easy to continue your work day or weekend!
Considered to be a much stronger form of sedation dentistry, IV sedation is meant for those with severe levels of anxiety or fear. While IV sedation is also fast-acting, it’s administered in an entirely different way compared to nitrous oxide sedation. After hooking you up to an intravenous setup, our dentists can carefully adjust the amount of sedative to your bloodstream with a simple turn of a knob. Despite the strength of this option, you’ll still be awake to speak with our team (just like the other options.) However, you will need time for the sedative to wear off, so make sure to coordinate a ride with a friend or family member.