What is Dental Sedation?
We can offer dental sedation options to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine whether dental sedation is right for you and answer any questions you may have about techniques.
Our team at LightHouse Dental Chatham will do everything in our power to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. Along with offering sedation options, we are committed to offering calm reassurance as needed, working at your pace and taking breaks when you need them.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Inhaled through the nose and mouth, nitrous oxide calms patients, though they remain awake and able to communicate. This option also tends to increase pain threshold, lessen anxiety, make time pass more quickly and reduce gag reflex.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.