Endodontics under Sedation

We do offer sedation options.

Nitrous Oxide (commonly known as Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective option available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort during your dental visit. It is for mild to moderate anxiety with a proven safety record. You will not need someone to escort you from the office as it is quick-acting with few side effects. Under nitrous oxide, you remain conscious and able to breathe on your own. A local anesthetic is required to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Nitrous oxide is administered along with oxygen through a small nose mask. This sedation option requires the ability to breathe through the nose during the treatment.

IV Sedation & General Anesthetic

IV sedation and general anesthetic are both extremely effective for patients with moderate to severe anxiety.

This sedation option is quick-acting and the level of sedation can be adjusted during the treatment so that you remain comfortable at all times. During IV (intravenous) sedation the medications are administered into the bloodstream by a specially trained dental anesthesiologist to achieve a state of “deep conscious sedation” to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. A local anesthetic is administered after the sedation takes effect to make certain you don’t feel any pain. Your breathing, heart rate/rhythm and blood pressure will be monitored throughout the procedure. Patients generally recover quickly, although they may feel groggy immediately afterwards. The fasting and medication usage requirements will be discussed by the dental anesthesiologist ahead of time. Choosing this option will require ADDITIONAL certified Anesthesiologist services. Anesthesiologist services are independent of our services and their fees will be additional and NOT part of our services. Our office will facilitate the initial contact for scheduling purposes only but all fees/payments should be made directly to Anesthesiologist’s office.

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