At Blythe Dental Center, we offer sedation dentistry to help you feel at ease throughout any visit. If you experience dental anxiety, sedation dentistry could be the solution! Many patients have overcome their fear of the dentist and can completely relax throughout their entire visit as a result of sedation. We offer oral and nitrous sedation and your dentist can help you determine which one would be best for you, depending on the type of appointment you schedule. Don’t let the fear of the dentist keep you from maintaining a healthy smile! If you are looking for sedation dentistry in Blythe, CA, call our office today to set up a consultation.
Nitrous sedation, commonly known as laughing gas, is a milder form of sedation. This sedation is given through the use of a face mask using nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. Once you put on the face mask, you will almost immediately feel relaxed and at ease. You will not be completely asleep; however, it will make you feel drowsy. Surrounding smells and sounds will not bother you, but you will be able to respond to the dentist if needed. The sedation will last throughout the entire appointment until the mask is removed. Once the appointment is complete and the mask is removed, the effects of the sedation should wear off within just a few minutes.
Sedation in pill form is used as a stronger form of sedation during appointments. This sedation takes effect almost immediately. The sedation will help you only remember moments of the visit or you may not remember the visit at all. Oral sedation makes you feel deeply relaxed and unaware of the smells and sounds around you. After your visit, you will need a driver to take you home as the effects of sedation can last for a few hours after your appointment.
Sedation dentistry could completely change the way you look at the dentist! Call Blythe Dental Center today to set up a consultation and find out which sedation option is best for you.