There is no reason to avoid dental care due to anxiety or fear of discomfort. At Clover Smile Studio, we offer sedation dentistry which can allow you to relax comfortably while we perform your dental treatments. Sedation helps calm patients with dental anxiety, gag reflex or other issues, ensuring the best oral care for their smiles without any discomfort. We offer a few options in sedation, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for a calm, relaxing visit to our office for dental treatments.
Oral Conscious Sedation
A small pill can make your next visit for dental treatment completely stress-free. Oral conscious sedation uses an oral medication that is prescribed prior to your appointment to help you relax before and during your visit. In most cases, you will take the medication about an hour before your appointment. This will put you into a relaxed state, calming any anxiety or fear you may have. This can also be used for those undergoing lengthy procedures or with a severe gag reflex, helping to make the experience less stressful.
“Laughing gas,” or nitrous oxide, has been used for many decades as a safe sedation technique for dental patients. Just breathing in the gas can put you into a euphoric state within minutes, helping individuals with mild to moderate dental anxiety. Even children can safely use nitrous oxide, which can help keep them calm and ensure their dental treatments are completed efficiently without interruption.
If you are interested in using sedation during your dental treatments, talk to one of our dentists before your scheduled treatment. Options like oral conscious sedation require that you do not drive while under the influence of the medication. So, it is important to have someone with you on the day of your visit. Contact Clover Smile Studio so we can help you have a dental visit without stress or fear.