We understand that some patients feel intimidated by dental appointments. At Lakeshore Dental Studio, Dr. Kella and our team are compassionate and comforting, and we offer anxiety-free dentistry with sedation. If you think that sedation will make your visit with us more enjoyable, contact us today to learn more and discuss your options.
Laughing gas encourages a feeling of euphoria when it is inhaled. It also acts as a pain reliever (analgesic), so you will stay comfortable throughout your entire treatment. It’s administered through a nose mask in controlled doses, allowing you to relax during your entire dental appointment.
One of the biggest benefits of laughing gas is that it does not reduce your level of consciousness and it wears off within about 5 minutes. This means you will be able to drive yourself home from your appointment. Most patients are even able to return to work.
Oral conscious sedation is typically taken in pill form about an hour before your appointment. Compared to laughing gas, its effects are much more pronounced. You will feel drowsy and sleepy, and may even fall asleep during your procedure.
Because the side effects of oral conscious sedation usually last about 4-6 hours, you will not be able to go back to your day-to-day activities right away, and you can’t drive yourself home from your appointment. This means that it’s important to plan ahead and arrange a ride home after your treatment.
Anxiety-free dentistry with sedation allows you to feel more comfortable and relaxed during your dental appointment. Combined with numbing, it ensures you do not feel anything during your procedure.
With anxiety-free dentistry, you can:
As long as you are healthy, are not taking any medications that could interfere with sedation, and do not have a history of drug use, you are a good candidate for anxiety-free dentistry. Contact us for a consultation today!
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"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."
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