We offer a few different types of sedation dentistry. We want you to be comfortable during each visit, so we strive to offer patients dental care in a practice that is welcoming, comfortable, and equipped with state-of-theart technology. We know that, despite our best efforts, some patients are not able to overcome dental fear, anxiety, or sensitivity without a little extra help. This is why we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation dentistry. In addition to helping patients with dental phobia, sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients who have sensitive teeth, gums or gag reflex and those who need multiple or complex procedures.
After consulting with Dr. Herres, you may choose one or a combination of these safe and effective options. Whatever choice you make, our team takes time to fully explain the effects of sedation, offer recommendations, and answer all of your questions.
WHY CHOOSE HERRES DENTAL FOR SEDATION DENTISTRY ?
- Sedation available for any procedure
- Able to calm nervous thoughts & prevent physical discomfort
- Dr Herres himself, suffers from Dental Fear and Anxiety and understands what patients experience.
NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
Inhaled through a small nose mask during treatment, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) delivers a mild level of sedation. Because the dosage can be adjusted during your treatment, you’re sure to achieve the optimal level of comfort and relaxation. Additionally, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, so patients are able to resume daily activities directly following treatment.
ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION
A preferred sedation method for patients who have moderate to severe anxiety is oral conscious sedation. Dr. Herres will prescribe a sedative for you to take at a predetermined time prior to treatment. Due to the longlasting effects of sedative medications, patients should have a trusted friend or loved one drive them to and from the office. During treatment, as the name suggests, patients remain awake, but enter a dream-like state of deep relaxation.