General Dentistry

Sedation

Downtown Dental offers oral sedation through pre-medication and nitrous oxide treatments for patients with special needs or dental anxiety. Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist, which inevitably results in advanced disease and expensive treatment.

Advantages:

  • Oral sedation provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.
  • If you need oral sedation, you will be given a prescription medication that causes a drowsy, relaxed feeling. This is an oral medication and no intravenous needles are used.

Important to note:

  • Sedation dentistry is not for everyone. In fact, many of our patients with some dental anxiety find they don’t need sedation in our office.
  • Due to the drowsiness caused by the mild sedative, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.