At Park Smiles, we understand that not everyone wants to go to the dentist. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to make dental visits as easy as a walk in the park. In addition to our compassionate team, gentle doctors and countless amenities, we also offer sedation dentistry.
The term “sedation dentistry” can range to cover anything from laughing gas to oral sedation or IV sedation. Laughing gas makes you feel more relaxed while you’re having dental work done but allows you to be 100% back to normal so that you are able to drive yourself home. For oral and IV sedation, you need to arrange for a driver to bring you to and from your dental visit. With oral sedation, you take some medication prior to your visit. It allows you to be completely relaxed and can make a 2 hour visit feel like 15 minutes. IV sedation is administered through an IV placed into your arm and it will allow you to “sleep” through the procedure so that you won’t remember anything.
In our practice, we currently offer laughing gas and oral sedation. We find that this meets the needs of 99% of our patients. While we don’t offer IV sedation (yet), we work closely with many offices and specialists who can offer IV sedation. If you think that you may need IV sedation instead of oral sedation, give our office a call to explain your concerns and we can help you find the solution that best fits your need to take control of your oral health in a comfortable way.