There are two types of sedation offered at Sapperton Dental:
Oral sedation allows for a more relaxed dental experience. After a detailed review of your medical history, you will be given an oral medication (pills) to be taken prior to your dental appointment. This is ideal for the anxious patient reducing fear and increasing comfort.
Nitrous sedation is used in the dental office for its calming effects; in fact it can have the effect of causing the patient to giggle and hence is also known as laughing gas. A small mask is placed over the patients nose to administer the mixture of the sedating gas. The onset is within a few minutes; lasting the duration of the appointment. Nitrous sedation is very unique in that the effects disappear shortly after the removal of sedation gases, allowing the patient to return to normal. The patient can leave the appointment without feeling drowsy or sedated.