For people with any kind of dental phobia, even a routine examination can be nerve-wracking. Sedation can be used to help an anxious guest relax during their dental appointments; it’s also useful for those undergoing lengthier procedures that require them to sit still for a while. Anytime you schedule a visit at Magnolia Shores Family Dental, you can ask about the available options for sedation dentistry in Summerfield, NC and which one Dr. Parry might suggest for you or your child.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed medication at a specified time before your appointment. You’ll be sedated by the time you arrive at our dental office, so you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you. While under the effects of the medication, time will seem to pass by very quickly, to the point where you may not even remember what happened at your appointment. After the dental work is complete, you’ll also need someone to take you home.
Nitrous oxide can be mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask to help you stay comfortable during a dental procedure. You will still be awake and aware enough to follow directions and answer questions; however, you’ll be in a state of euphoria, meaning you’ll feel relaxed the entire time. After the mask is removed, the effects of the sedation will wear off very quickly, allowing you to return to your daily routine immediately once the procedure is done.