Pure Smiles Sedation Dentistry

At Pure Smiles, we understand that many people are not comfortable with dental treatments, which is why we offer a variety of Sedation Dentistry services to help you comfortably obtain the dental care you deserve. Our Dental Team takes the time to educate you on the Sedation Dentistry method that will best meet your needs.

At Pure Smiles, we offer the following Sedation Dentistry Services:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation: An inhaled gas that creates a feeling of calm and euphoria. Nitrous oxide sedation is ideal for children and adults with general dental fear and anxiety. As soon as the gas is removed from the patients face, the effects begin to wear off immediately.
  • Oral Medication Sedation: Oral sedatives are fast-acting and create a very relaxed and euphoric state. Oral sedatives do not “put you to sleep” but many patients are so relaxed, they often fall asleep during their appointment. The effects of oral sedation last much longer than Nitrous Oxide, so it is very important to have someone with you until the sedation wears off.
  • IV Sedation: IV Sedation creates the highest level of sedation. Patients are not “put to sleep” but they are very relaxed and will often have no recollection of their appointment once the medication wears off. IV sedation is recommended for people with severe dental fear and anxiety.
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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Before we discuss the various sedation methods available to you, we will conduct a thorough examination that includes gathering information about your current and past medical history, all current prescription medications you are taking, and discuss the possible risks associated with undergoing dental sedation when recreational drug use is undisclosed. To help us navigate your medical history we suggest that you bring a list of your current medications (including supplements and vitamins) and if possible any information related to your medical history.

What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Dental Sedation is a safe and reliable treatment used to help people with dental fear and anxiety regain their confidence to visit the dentist. Dental services, such as Teeth cleanings and CheckupsRestorative TreatmentsRoot Canal TherapyDental Implants, and many other vital dental services can be performed with dental sedation.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation Dentistry is considered to be very safe. We ensure the safety of our patients during their Sedation Dentistry appointment by monitoring your vital signs with a pulse oximeter and oxygen equipment. Patients undergoing Sedation Dentistry services are required to have someone accompany them to and from their appointment and remain with them until the effects of the sedation have passed.

To learn more about our Sedation Dentistry services, we invite you to contact our office – we look forward to hearing from you.