Patient comfort during dental treatments is a top priority at Alora Dentistry. You’ll find that we go to great lengths to ease your anxiety about dental care. While our office is stocked with pampering amenities, such as heated neck pillows and wireless headphones, we realize that some patients need additional help relaxing in the dental chair. Therefore, our Napa Valley dentists are qualified to offer a variety of options in sedation dentistry. With the use of sedation dentistry, any type of dental procedure can be simple and stress-free.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If your anxiety is keeping you from seeing a dentist, you may consider oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a moderate sedative pill just before your appointment. You can expect to feel fully relaxed during your dental procedure, yet awake and able to communicate with our dental team if needed. Since the effects of oral conscious sedation typically last longer than your procedure time, it is best to arrange for someone to drive you home after your appointment.
One of the most preferred options in sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that is gently inhaled through a nose-piece during dental treatment. This form of sedation is safe for both kids and adults, and its effects wear off within minutes of removing the gas. Therefore, patients are free to drive themselves home if they wish. Using nitrous oxide, patients can attain a euphoric state of mind, without fear or worry over the dental work being done.
To find out which method of sedation is best for you, contact Alora Dentistry. Sedation dentistry is just one way we can make dental visits what they should be – pleasant and rewarding!