Many Oklahoma City dentistry patients have discovered the benefits of anxiety-free dentistry (sometimes called sleep dentistry). Here are two types of sedation options available in the Moore area:
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called ‘laughing gas‘ has been used in Oklahoma City cosmetic dental offices for over a century, because, in many ways, it is an ideal sedative. It begins to work quickly, but then wears off as soon as the Moore dental patient stops inhaling it. Breathing nitrous oxide can produce warm tingling sensations and a feeling of euphoria.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives take longer to work than nitrous, but produce a calmer state for many nervous Oklahoma City dental patients. Triazolam and diazepam are common oral sedatives used in dentistry. These sedative medications are routinely prescribed by Moore physicians for anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms.
Oral sedation is a good sedation choice for anxious patients who require a lengthy dental procedure. After the dental visit, it takes a while for the medication to wear off. A Norman conscious sedation patient should not plan to drive home after undergoing oral sedation.
To schedule a sedation consultation, call OKC Smiles at 405-543-2690. We have the answer for your dental anxiety.