Sedation Dentistry Omaha
We have put a lot of effort into making our office a relaxing, comfortable, and friendly place. Still, we understand that many people experience dental anxiety. If this sounds like you, we are happy to offer sedation options to make your visits more enjoyable.
An inhaled gas, nitrous oxide produces a mild feeling of euphoria. Dentists have made use of nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, for generations. The gas helps patients to relax and calms worries. Nitrous oxide is very safe, and the effects wear off almost immediately after the gas is stopped.
Oral Conscious Sedation
When appropriate, Dr. Pruitt provides oral conscious sedation to patients with anxiety issues. This sedation is a pill that you take before your appointment. The medication will not render you unconscious, but it does lessen anxiety. Some patients find that it even relaxes them enough to allow them to sleep through their treatments. You will need a responsible adult to transport you home after your visit as it is not safe to drive yourself.