Our team at Rahn Dental Group realizes that some patients are apprehensive about the idea of visiting dentists. Because we are eager to care for as many smiles as possible, Drs. Quinttus, Budde, and Sullivan gladly offer sedation dentistry. We proudly provide several sedation methods—including nitrous oxide—to meet your needs. We invite you to call or visit us soon if you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry in Dayton, Ohio.
If you experience anxiety or fear while visiting our dentists, sedation dentistry may be a good option for you. When you receive a sedation dental treatment, our dentists will provide you with a sedative medication to help you feel more calm and relaxed during your procedure. Prior to your sedation dentistry appointment, our dentists will meet with you to determine which type of sedation dentistry will be most beneficial to you. We will evaluate a number of different factors, including your medical history.
There are several types of sedation dentistry available:
• Nitrous Oxide – nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled. It wears off a few minutes after your breathing mask is removed, and you can drive yourself home afterward.
• Oral sedation – oral sedation involves taking an oral medication shortly before your treatment. By the time you meet with our dentists, you will feel calm and relaxed. Our dentists will provide instructions on how to take your medication. We recommend that patients who receive oral sedation have someone to drive them to and from their appointment.
• Intravenous (IV) sedation – IV sedation is when we provide anesthetic and sedative medications directly to your bloodstream. If you receive this method of sedation, have someone to drive you to and from your appointment, and to stay with you until you recover completely.
During your sedation appointment, we will carefully monitor you to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. We are highly trained, and are dedicated to making sure that you receive high-quality care.
For more information on sedation dentistry, and to schedule your consultation with our caring dentists, please call (937) 435-0324 today.