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Sedation Dentistry

Feel relaxed during your visit at Peter Family Dentistry with sedation dentistry options.

Do you suffer from anxiety or outright fear in the dentist’s chair? Does that worry make you avoid the dentist altogether? Well, now you can relax. Dr. Peter has various sedations techniques to ease your dental distress.

Even though there’s little risk, a few methods require your heart rate, oxygen level and blood pressure to be monitored as an extra precaution. You’re in safe hands while you’re sedated.

Sedation dentistry options available to you are:

Local anesthesia

This is a solution that numbs a small area of your mouth so your dental procedure is free of pain. Most people think of a painful shot when they think ‘local anesthetic.’ However, a topical numbing gel can be applied with a cotton squab to numb the area where the shot of heavier anesthetic will be placed. This pleasant-tasting numbing agent helps take away the agony of the shot.

Nitrous oxide

This gas is more commonly known as ‘laughing gas’. It makes you feel giddy and relaxed - similar to having a few adult beverages. But there’s no hangover and no recovery time. Within minutes of removing the gas, you’re able to get up and drive home.

Oral sedation

This method is as simple as swallowing a pill. It doesn’t actually put you to sleep, but because of the level of relaxation you experience, you may fall asleep anyway – many people do.