Dentistry While You Sleep!
Conscious sedation techniques such as nitrous oxide and intravenous (IV) sedation are often used for long dental appointments such as those necessary for some periodontal procedures. They also help to relax those individuals who may be apprehensive about dental treatment. The medications used for your sedation will not put you to sleep, but will only make you relaxed and give you a feeling of well being. Vital to the success of conscious sedation, and to your safety and comfort, is your cooperation in following a few simple instructions prior to and following your dental appointment.