Sedation Dentistry in Prescott
Did you know that patients of all ages can suffer from dental anxiety and that it affects everyone differently? This shouldn’t prevent you from getting the dental care you need. At Scenic Bluffs Dental, we offer a variety of sedation options to ensure your smile is cared for in an environment where you feel comfortable. Whether it’s the dental chair that makes you uneasy or you need that extra help to get you through the door, we’re happy to accommodate you. Schedule your visit with our friendly team today!
Also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is the most conservative form of sedation dentistry. This gas is administered through a small mask that sits over your nose throughout the duration of treatment. You will still be awake and alert, but it will help you feel more relaxed and even a bit giddy. The effects of nitrous oxide can be reversed by simply breathing fresh air for a few minutes after treatment. Typically, patients are able to drive themselves home after their appointment.
Oral conscious sedation is administered in a pill form that you take shortly before your scheduled appointment time. This method of sedation is stronger than nitrous oxide, but you are still conscious. The strength of sedation is determined by dosage, so we can adjust yours to meet your unique needs. If we move forward with this method, please refrain from eating at least six hours before treatment and arrange alternative transportation after your visit.
Procedures as routine as a filling can require a local anesthetic and it’s normal to feel residual numbness for several hours following treatment. OraVerse® is an innovative reversal agent that eliminates the effects of anesthesia nearly twice as fast as letting it wear off. This way, you can get back to your daily tasks and feel like yourself in a much shorter amount of time.