When you’re particularly nervous about your dental treatment, or if you have trouble sitting still for too long in the same position, then you might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Using a variety of sedation techniques, your dentist can help you remain calm and comfortable throughout your visit. Whether you need extensive restoration or you experience fear at the thought of dental treatment in general, nitrous oxide or oral sedation may be your best option.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is commonly called laughing gas, though this is a bit of a misnomer since it doesn’t exactly make you laugh during your treatment. However, it does generate a continuous feeling of euphoria that helps keep you at ease and comfortable while you’re in the dentist’s chair. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask that is worn over the nose, and then immediately exhaled through the mouth, so the effects are mild to moderate and dissipate as soon as the mask is removed.
Oral sedation is more potent than laughing gas, but unlike nitrous oxide, it isn’t inhaled. On the contrary, oral sedation is taken as a pill or liquid medication the night and morning before your treatment is scheduled. Your dentist will determine the appropriate dosage during your examination, and according to your needs, preferences, and medical history.
Dental Implant Cost
The costs of your dental implants may be covered by your dental insurance plan or extended dental coverage. If you are looking for more information about a specific service and the costs associated, contact one of our representatives for help. Our treatment coordinators can help you come up with an affordable way for you to pay for the oral health services you need. For more savings visit our specials page, sign up for our informational newsletter below, and like our Facebook page.
Treatment Payment Method
Don’t worry if you have reached the maximum cap with your insurance provider for the year or do not otherwise have coverage to pay for your dental treatment, there are other options available.
We offer a convenient list of options for making payment arrangements, and we work hard to make many third-party lenders and other types of credit programs available for our patients.