Soothing Your Anxiety
Dental sedation encompasses a range of techniques used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can work with you to help determine if dental sedation is right for you. The procedures using sedation are performed in a hospital setting.
At Hampton Dental Clinic, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. Complex treatments can be completed while you are asleep in one appointment.