Has dental fear or anxiety caused you to skip or cancel your dental appointments in the past? Elegant Smiles is here to ensure your smile gets the attention it needs. In fact, we’ve equipped our office to help you relax at every step of your visit. From accessorizing our office with the comforts of home to using modern dental technology for less-invasive procedures, you can enjoy a brand new experience in dentistry. However, for patients that need additional help getting comfortable, we also offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows children and adults to get the dental treatments they need for optimal health.
Elegant Smiles offers both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. We are happy to explain the benefits of each. We understand how difficult it can be to overcome dental anxiety. This is whether you had a bad experience as a child or you simply detest the sound of a dental drill. Our dentists bring a gentle and compassionate approach to your family’s dental care. We are willing to do whatever it takes to make your visit stress-free and enjoyable.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Patients who choose oral conscious sedation will be asked to take a prescribed sedative pill before they arrive at our Brookhaven office. This medication will help you feel more relaxed and unbothered by the dental work being performed. When selecting this type of sedation dentistry, you must bring a friend or family member with you to drive you home after the procedure.
Nitrous oxide, more commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” is a popular form of sedation for both kids and adults. It involves breathing in a colorless, sweet-smelling gas from a small nosepiece during your procedure. Patients immediately feel at ease and drift into a state of deep relaxation. While you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure, you will be able to communicate with the dentist if you choose. The most valued benefit of nitrous oxide sedation is that the effects wear off within minutes of removing the mask, which means you are safe to drive yourself home if you prefer.
Sedation dentistry can be used for a lengthy or invasive dental procedure, as well as a simple routine dental cleaning. We want to address your specific level of anxiety so that you can benefit from a comfortable and rewarding experience in dental care. To learn which sedation dentistry option is best for you, please contact Elegant Smiles today.