The team at Sunlight Dental Group will help you feel comfortable while you are under our care. Many patients have dental anxiety and fear. Talk to us about your anxiety and fear and we can work at a pace that will make you feel comfortable. Your comfort during treatment is important to our team. Our doctors are trained, licensed, and permitted to provide Nitrous Oxide and conscious oral sedation.
Laughing gas is a common term from Nitrous Oxide. This sweet-smelling gas is inhaled and exhaled through your nose via a mask and this process creates a sense of relaxation. The patient will be awake during this process.
After a medical history evaluation, the patient will be given an oral medication to help reduce anxiety while receiving dental treatment. Ask our doctors in person for more information regarding oral sedation.
There are a few steps that patients need to take prior to conscious sedation. First, you should not eat or drink anything at least 8 hours prior to surgery and refrain from smoking 12 hours prior to surgery. You will need someone to accompany you to the surgery and drive you home after. On the day of surgery, do not wear any jewelry, contact lenses, or dentures. If you regularly take medications, discuss those with the doctor to ensure that they are approved prior to surgery. Other than these simple considerations, there is nothing else you need to do to prepare for surgery. Take your sedation medication the night before as instructed by your doctor. Bring medication with you to the appointment in the morning.