What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry in Alpharetta is a good option for those with extremely low pain tolerance or dental related anxiety. Sedation allows patients to receive dental treatments, while being deeply relaxed.

The most common form of sedation is through the application of nitrous oxide, “Laughing Gas.” This calms the patient and, in most cases, is more than sufficient to achieve relaxation during a dental procedure. With this form of sedation dentistry, your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and mouth, allowing you to inhale the nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide works quickly to put you at ease and when combined with local anesthesia will often provide a very comfortable dental experience.

More advanced methods of sedation dentistry include Oral Sedation. With Oral Sedation, a patient is given a safe, relaxation medication. This Conscious Sedation may be recommended in situations, when the dentist needs the patient to be communicative. Although you will be technically conscious and able to communicate under conscious sedation, most patients remember little or nothing of the procedure itself once the sedation wears off.