If you often become nervous, or even anxious, before a dental appointment, we urge you to ask Drs. Sanders, Fuller, Land, and Land about sedation dentistry in Eagle River, Alaska. Our dentists and team are committed to helping you feel calm and relaxed in the dental chair. Dr. Sanders, Dr. Fuller, Dr. Land, and Dr. Land will happily discuss your sedation options with you.
Nitrous oxide, which is commonly known as “laughing gas,” is an excellent choice for decreasing nervousness and increasing comfort. Nitrous oxide is very safe and will not put you to sleep. A small mask will be placed over the mouth and nose, through which the nitrous oxide will be inhaled. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so you should be able to drive yourself home after your visit.
Oral sedation is a pill that is taken by mouth about an hour before your appointment. Although oral sedation will make you drowsy, you will still be conscious. Based on your needs, our dentist will choose a dosage. Some patients become drowsy enough from oral sedation that they drift off during treatment, but they can usually be awakened with a gentle shake.
With IV sedation, a sedative is injected into a vein. With this technique, our dentist can provide a deeper level of sedation. You will be awake, but less aware of the procedure. IV sedation requires recovery time after you leave the office.
We welcome you to contact Eagle Summit Dental Group today for more information and to schedule a visit.