Sedation Dentistry

Do you suffer from pain due to missing, broken, or cavity-ridden teeth? If you avoid the dentist because you’re worried about pain, sedation dentistry might be a good option. At Svans Dentistry we provide both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. We want your experience at the dentist to be positive, so that you continue to return and take care of your teeth! Sedation options are our way of providing greater comfort and care to our patients.

More About Sedation Dentistry

Many people experience anxiety about visiting the dentist and some people experience severe anxiety. Sedation dentistry allows these folks to come to the dentist with their fear lessened and with a greater sense of calm. At Svans Dentistry we want your experience with us to be gentle and comfortable. That’s why we offer a variety of sedation methods. When you come visit us, we’ll have a conversation about your concerns and then explain what we offer. Finally, we’ll help you pick the right sedation service for you.

Nitrous Oxide

At Svans Dentistry we use nitrous oxide to calm and comfort many of our patients. Nitrous oxide is commonly termed ‘laughing gas’ and has been used by dentists for decades. As you breathe in the gas, you may not be laughing, but you should notice that you begin to relax!

How It Works

Laughing gas is a very popular choice among patients both old and young. The experience of nitrous oxide begins with a tingling sensation in your limbs, then you’ll begin to feel a general sense of well-being. The great thing about laughing gas is that it increases your comfort level and the amount of sedation can be controlled, either increased or decreased. Another benefit to laughing gas is that it wears off quickly and most people are able to drive themselves home afterwards.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation is another sedation method we use at Svans Dentistry. We offer this sedative for our more anxious patients. This sedative comes in the form of a pill, which you would take about an hour before the procedure. The pill comes in varying strengths, from mild to moderate. Oral-conscious sedation often works well to relax patients who are fearful of a dental procedure.