You don’t have to be a dentist to know that many, many people experience some level of dental anxiety, and you might be one of them! At Total Dental Solutions, Dr. Hoop and our team do everything we can to help our patients remain comfortable from check-in to checkout, and this includes offering sedation. With it, we can calm racing minds and prevent any physical discomfort at the same time. Your next dental appointment can be the easiest one of your life—just give us a call today to ask about our sedation options.
Inhaled sedation is another term for laughing gas or happy gas. It simply means that this medication is given in a gaseous form that is inhaled through a mask as you sit in the patient chair. The effects are immediate and wear off quickly when you remove the mask.
Oral conscious sedation is taken by mouth in pill form. It is a gentle sedative that will make you feel very sleepy but will allow you to stay conscious enough to follow directives as we work. You will take this pill about an hour before you visit the office, so you’ll already feel at ease when you arrive. However, you will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment.