Whether you are about to undergo an extensive procedure or simply have anxiety about dentistry in general, sedation dentistry is key to improve your outcome. Not only does sedation dentistry help you relax during your dental procedure, but it also helps you manage your pain and make dental visits more productive.

There are several options for sedation dentistry, including oral sedation, laughing gas, and IV sedation. Our dependable dentist will assist you in determining which type of sedation is best for you. Here are the effects of each dental sedation to help you get started.

Effects of Dental Sedatives

Oral Sedation

The effects of oral sedation can range from mild to moderate, depending on your dental procedure and the dosage of your sedative. A less invasive dental procedure, such as dental fillings, will result in a lower dosage than a tooth extraction. You will feel sluggish and tired during the treatment if given this level of sedation.

Nitrous Oxide/Laughing Gas

Taking nitrous oxide before and during your procedure will help you relax, calm your nerves, and reduce your anxiety. Your dentist will determine how much sedation you will receive based on your dental procedure. You'll either be awake and receptive throughout your dental procedure or lightly asleep with little memory of what happened.

IV Sedation

This sedative is commonly used in invasive dental implant placement, wisdom tooth extraction, and other painful dental procedures. When you have IV sedation, the sedative is delivered through your veins, which works faster than other methods. You will be sleepy during the process, but your dentist can adjust the level of sedation to meet your specific needs.

Preferred Sedative

While we offer several types of sedation, each with its advantages, conscious sedation is our preferred sedation method. It is safe and simple to administer because it is in pill form rather than through a needle.

In some ways, it's the ideal type of sedation: Dr. Willis and our team will be able to ask you questions and interact with you normally, but you'll have little to no memory of the procedure afterward. As a result, you will be unable to drive for some time and will need someone to drive you home after your appointment.

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You

Dental anxiety is a common condition that unfortunately prevents many people from receiving the dental care they require, often leading to worse dental and overall health. Here’s how sedation dentistry can help you while under the dentist chair:

  • Experience less dental anxiety
  • Feel minimal physical discomfort
  • Peace of mind for future appointments

Sedation Dentistry Options

Dr. Bradley Willis, our founder, has received specialized training in oral sedation. He has been certified with the Dental organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) since 2009. Under his guidance, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to minimize your anxiety and discomfort during any procedure:

  • Oral Sedation/Conscious Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Local Anesthetic
  • Milestone Scientific “The Wand” Technology

Do You Want to Learn More About Dental Sedation in Montgomery, Alabama?

We use conscious sedation for many procedures, from teeth cleanings to dental implant placement, and only use the smallest amount necessary to make you feel safe and secure. Our skilled team, unique tranquil setting, and sedation dentistry options are exactly what you require for greater peace of mind in future appointments.

At Willis Dental Care, we provide dental sedation services to all our patients. We want to ensure that you're relaxed and comfortable during your visit. Give us a call today to learn more about this dental procedure!


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