A variety of sedation options can be used to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We will work with you to decide on the best sedation option for you.
Types of Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation in commonly referred to as “laughing gas”. This sedation involves breathing in normally through a mask. Patients will often report feelings happy, giggly, light-headed and relaxed. Patients using laughing gas will remain awake with the ability to communicate. It is used in conjunction with local freezing/numbing. One of the many benefits of laughing has is that it works quickly and is reversible, meaning that patients will leave the office alert.
Oral Sedation involves pills or liquid taken orally. The medication allows patients to enter a state of relaxation during treatment. It may be used in conjunction with laughing gas, depending on the level of sedation needed. Patients will require an escort home as the effects can be longer lasting. You should not undertake any hazardous activity or operate any vehicles while taking medications until fully recovered from the effects of the sedative (approximately 12 hours).