Have you missed out on your dental care for years due to fear and anxiety? Many patients are in your exact same situation, and rather than just asking you to “calm down,” Dr. Hoop and our team are ready to provide more tangible help using sedation dentistry. With the gentle methods detailed below, we can help even the most nervous patient stay relaxed during any procedure. You don’t have to stress about going to the dentist anymore! Give us a call today if you’d like to use sedation at your next appointment.
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.