Even the most anxious patients can say goodbye to the white knuckle experience of going to the dentist.
Sedation dentistry at Valentine Dentistry in Portland, OR involves using pharmacological agents to calm and relax a dental patient prior to their treatment. All restorative and cosmetic dental treatments can be safely performed while the patient is under dental sedation. There are several different types of sedation, including:
- Intravenous (IV) sedation
- Nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas)
- Oral sedation
Before choosing dental sedation, it is important to consult with Dr. Valentine. Sedation often has lingering effects, so for the safety of everyone, patients who receive treatment while under dental sedation should have a family member or friend present to drive them to and from their dental appointment.