Are you nervous about going to the dentist? Have you put off your dental care because you dislike the typical noises and sensations of the dental office? At our office, we try to change all of that so you can reach the healthy, strong smile you deserve. Dr. Sue Keller offers sedation dentistry to help you feel calm and relaxed during all of your treatments.
At Strong & Healthy Smiles by Dr. Sue Keller, we offer two main types of sedation:
- Oral Sedation – Oral sedation is provided in pill form and is taken approximately one hour prior to your appointment. This will help you feel calm and relaxed throughout your visit. It will make you feel a little drowsy, but you will remain awake during your treatment and able to respond to any questions or instructions from our team. You will take the day off from work and have a family member or friend available to drive you to and from your appointment at our office, and stay with you overnight.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen that is inhaled through a small mask. The mask will be placed over your nose and you inhale deeply for a few minutes. Most patients feel calm and relaxed, and maybe a little bit warm and tingly as you “float away” and forget about the dental office for awhile.
Dr. Sue Keller has received many hours of advanced training in her residency and from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation to ensure your dental experience is safe and comfortable. For more information on the benefits of sedation dentistry, call our office today!