Anxiolysis is a form of oral sedation using a light sedative, such as valium. It is not as strong as oral conscious sedation, so it is recommended for those with mild to moderate anxiety. You will remain conscious for the procedure, but any tension and anxiety will fade away. You will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure as well. What can be a nerve-racking experience for some is morphed into a relaxing experience. If you have been fretting having dental work done, call us to learn about our anxiety free options for dentistry.
Nitrous Oxide sedation is commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” This type of sedation is a mixture of gas and oxygen calmly inhaled through a mask placed over your nose. The effects are relaxing. Your doctor will determine the amount of nitrous oxide necessary, as some of us may require less or more than others. Rest assured, you will have adequate supply. This is the only form of sedation that allows you to operate a motor vehicle after your procedure as nitrous oxide wears off rather quickly.