Oral Conscious Sedation - The Ultimate in Relaxation Dentistry
Oral conscious sedation, or OCS, utilizes oral sedative medication to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort. OCS does not require needles to administer and is less expensive than IV SEDATION
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation:
- It's very effective for mild to moderate anxiety
- It's safe and easy
- You can breathe and speak on your own
- It's less expensive than IV SEDATION
- In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental work done in one visit
Unlike general anesthesia, which renders patients completely unconscious, oral conscious sedation leaves you able to speak and breathe on your own. Although you will not actually be asleep, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation - and probably won't remember much about the procedure afterwards. Your appointment will be a dream & hours in the chair will feel like minutes.
Oral conscious sedation will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, your doctor will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't experience any pain. At this point in the procedure you'll be so relaxed that you'll hardly even notice.
Whether you're anxious about going to the dentist or just too busy for multiple visits, OCS can be a great solution to getting ALL your dental work done during one visit & comfortably and stress-free.
Two appointments are generally required for a procedure utilizing oral conscious sedation. During your first visit, your doctor will take a detailed health history. If you're comfortable, he or she will look in your mouth and take dental x-rays. Next you'll be given a prescription for a sedative medication to take the night before your second appointment so you can enjoy a good night's sleep.
You'll be asked to have a companion bring you to and from the office for your second visit. Once you arrive, you'll take additional medication to ensure that you're in a tranquil state of mind. Anderson Sleep Dentistry will monitor your comfort throughout your entire visit. Don't let fear keep you from having a healthy, sparking smile.
NITROUS OXIDE (laughing gas) - from fear to euphoria
Sedation dentistry can put you at ease and virtually eliminates the pain associated with dental procedures. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is one of several options available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort.
Benefits of nitrous oxide:
*It's effective for mild to moderate anxiety
*Proven safety record
*Offers an analgesic (pain relieving) effect
*It's quick-acting, with few side effects
*You don't need someone to escort you to and from the office
*You can return to normal activities immediately
*In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental work done in one visit
Also called inhalation conscious sedation, nitrous oxide is best suited for cases of mild to moderate anxiety and is the most frequently used sedation method in dentistry. Under nitrous oxide you remain conscious and able to breathe on your own. Although you will not actually be unconscious, you will enjoy a sense of total well-being (euphoria) - and probably won't remember much about the procedure afterwards.
Patients generally recover quickly and can usually leave the office unescorted. Nitrous oxide will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, we will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't experience any pain. At this point in the procedure you'll be so relaxed that you'll hardly even notice.
A procedure utilizing nitrous oxide generally requires one to two visits. During your first visit, we will take a detailed health history. If you're comfortable, he will look in your mouth and take dental x-rays. Next he will carefully explain what you can expect during the procedure and will patiently answer any questions you may have.