Also called laughing gas, this sedation is inhaled through the mouth or nose. Inhaled sedation works almost instantly and wears off quickly. It’s a great tool for patients who need assistance in the dental chair before general dentistry treatments.
This form of sedation is rendered in pill form. It’s a little heavier than laughing gas, and it’s commonly paired with longer dental treatments like restorative dentistry or even dental implant procedures. Patients are still conscious, but they generally have little memory of their visit afterward.