Sedation Dentistry

The Relaxing Way to Access Dental Care

If you’ve put off dental treatment due to anxiety or fear of the dentist, then we’ve got great news. iSmile Dental Care provides light oral conscious sedation to patients that want to kick back and tune out their entire treatment process.

Conscious sedation involves a prescription sedative that is taken by mouth an hour prior to the patient care appointment. This medication helps the patient feel relaxed, and able to respond to simple instructions, although they will most likely not remember a single thing about their appointment. In essence, it is like taking a light nap during their treatment.

It takes a few hours for the medication to fully wear off; so most patients can have all of their dental care needs completed in just a single appointment, without having to come back for secondary treatments. Patients love this, because it saves them time and makes their treatment process more comfortable, especially if they have anxiety about dental care. Be sure to have a friend or family member escort you to and from your appointment, in order to allow enough time for the sedative to fully wear off.

All of our patients can also request nitrous oxide during their appointment. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) takes just a few minutes to to take effect, and helps the patient feel relaxed during their entire visit. It also has a short, 5-minute recovery time, allowing patients to drive themselves home after their care is completed. It’s appropriate on patients of all ages!