IV Sedation: If you are having your wisdom teeth removed or if you have high dental anxiety, IV sedation might be your best option. We will insert an IV into your arm and administer medication which will calm and relax you. One of our trained assistants will be with you at all times, and most patients do not remember the procedure at all. Due to the nature of the sedation, you would need a driver the day of your procedure.
Nitrous Oxide: Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a mask placed over your nose. This is a light sedation option, so you will still be awake and able to communicate. It works by inhibiting receptors in your brain, which will reduce any pain. We will continue to give you oxygen until the nitrous oxide is out of your system, so you are able to safely drive home.