Oral sedation is when a dentist uses an oral agent like Valium to anesthetize a patient during dental procedures. IV sedation is a deeper type of anesthesia in which an IV is hooked up to a patient and they are not completely unconscious during a dental procedure, but are close to this state. We only offer nitrous oxide sedation at our office. Our doctor feels it is safe and effective.
We want your visit to be as comfortable as possible, so we use a strong topical anesthetic if we need to administer a local anesthetic agent. Sometimes we buffer the anesthetic, so it is more compatible with the bodies natural pH. Also we use nitrous oxide particularly on children and apprehensive adults. We also use a device called the vibe which vibrates and distracts you from the injection. We use the Single Tooth Anesthesia (or STA) system (pictured) which injects