Dental anxiety is a very real problem, and one that keeps millions of patients from seeking regular care each year. That’s why Trillium Dental offers sedation dentistry.

With sedation dentistry, patients who have put off checkups and cleanings in the past because of anxiety can finally experience relaxing treatment that will help them achieve their optimal oral health.

Trillium Dental Has Three Options to Choose From

The first option is nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is administered through a breathing mask and wears off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home afterwards. It’s completely safe for adults and children alike, and is a great choice for patients who want to remain conscious during their appointment.

Oral sedation, our second option, is administered in the form of a small pill you’ll take before your appointment. Like nitrous oxide, it’s powerful enough to induce feelings of relaxation yet light enough for you to remain conscious during your appointment. Unlike nitrous oxide, though, oral sedation takes longer to wear off, so you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home afterwards.

Intravenous (IV) sedation is our third, and most powerful, option for patients. In fact, “sleep dentistry” might be a good name for it, considering how relaxed it makes patients feel. As the name suggests, IV sedation is administered through an IV and is a great choice for patients with more extreme forms of dental anxiety. Because IV sedation is so powerful, though, you’ll need someone with you to drive you home once your appointment is finished.