So many people avoid the dentist because of fear – fear so great even sitting in the reception room makes you sweat. Or they avoid treatment they know they need because they don’t want to come back for multiple visits. Sedation Dentistry can help both situations! We can get many visits worth of treatment done in one visit, easily, comfortably, and usually with you having little memory of the procedure using either IV or oral sedation.
We are one of the few offices to offer both, and we do it all the time. Our team is highly trained and experienced to make your visit comfortable and quick.
We use the most effective medications for optimal comfort results.
Levels of Dental Sedation
It’s important to know that with the sedation techniques that we use, you will not be “knocked out”. The goal with conscious sedation is to make you as comfortable as possible without general anesthesia. Most patients do fall asleep, but are able to respond if we ask questions.
Both our Oral Sedation and IV Sedation REQUIRE a Pre-Sedation Appointment prior to getting treatment done. At this appointment, we check your vitals, medical history, check the interactions between current medications you are taking and the medications that we give you. In addition, all necessary consent forms are signed before any dental work is started. Below are the forms of dental sedation that are used here at White Wolf Dental. Feel free to call if you have questions regarding any of these forms of sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation aka “laughing gas” is our simplest and easiest form of dental sedation. You do not need to have a driver with you because before you leave you will be flushed of the nitrous oxide and will breathe oxygen until you are fully aware. Read more…
Oral Conscious Sedation aka “OCS” is our most popular form of sedation. When you come for your pre-sedation appt, we give you a medication to take to help you sleep as well as give you a medication to take on the way in. Additional medications can be given if needed. Our goal is to get you comfortable, not “knocked out”. With OCS, you are required to have a driver bring you & take you home. Read more…
With IV sedation, we bring in a Nurse Anesthetist to administer the medications intravenously. You are fully relaxed yet able to respond when needed. A driver is required for IV sedation as well. Read More…