Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry uses medication to help you relax for a better dental care experience. Sedation dentistry can even help patients with severe dental anxiety.

Sedation dentistry offers many benefits to meet your individual needs. Sedation allows your body to relax more completely. This increases the effectiveness of local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry reduces the sensation of passing time. This can be very useful if you need complex or multiple treatments in a single sitting. It also prevents your muscles from stiffening or becoming sore due to spending extended periods of time in one position.

In every case, your sedation is closely monitored by experienced dental professionals who ensure your safety and comfort.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a mild dental sedation medication. Once inhaled, it induces a state of mild relaxation. It also reduces sensitivity to pain. Nitrous Oxide is safe for virtually every patient, regardless of age. Following treatment, oxygen is used to neutralize the effects of the nitrous oxide. Once this is complete, you will be fully alert and able to drive yourself home.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation, or OCS, provides a stronger level of sedation than Nitrous Oxide. Many patients prefer to use OCS for the deeper relaxation it provides. Though you are still able to stand, walk, or answer questions, you remain in a calm and drowsy state throughout the treatment. With OCS, many patients have found they have little memory of the procedure after the fact. For patients with dental anxiety, this can be a great benefit.

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous Sedation, or IV Sedation, is generally used with shorter treatment sessions. The effects are immediate and may cause you to feel as though you slept through the treatment. You may feel groggy when the IV is stopped, but this will fade over the next few hours.

Unlike with Nitrous Oxide, if you choose Oral Conscious or IV Sedation, you will need someone to provide your transportation on the day of your procedure. While there are no lingering aftereffects, the sedative effects of these options can take up to 24 hours to fully diminish.

Your safety is our top priority. At your appointment, be sure to tell us:

  • Any prescription medications or over-the-counter medications you are taking
  • Any herbal or nutritional supplements you are using
  • Any allergies you have, particularly medication reactions
  • Any health conditions you have
  • Any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment or about sedation dentistry

For more information about using sedation dentistry with your next treatment, contact Sanders Family Dental.

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Rick Zawodniak

a week ago

Sanders Family Dental was listed as open during the state shutdown. Absolutely a great experience, they were quick to return a weekend call, everyone was so friendly there. I did a zoom meeting with Dr David, he was informative, honest, pros and cons of having a root canal. When I got in, they went over everything again, all said and done, we decided an extraction was the best choice. I actually felt at ease going in for work, mainly because of the knowledge, personality, and thoroughness was shown before, during, and after with the follow up call to check on me the next day. Thanks again!

Jennifer Martin

2 weeks ago

I had an emergency with my tooth and needed an extraction done. Dr. Sanders did a excellent job listening to my concerns and walking me through the procedure. I would highly recommend this place!

The Lastinline

2 reviews

My wife was in pain due to two teeth and even with the Covid19 going on this office was still able to accommodate a fast and timely day to come in to fix the problems. Dr. David and his staff are exceptional and I highly recommend there services to all. Thank you to everyone at Sanders Dental. Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Robert R Alexander

Heidi Nieman

3 months ago

Wonderful practice. They are very friendly and attentive. They do a great job of explaining the procedure. Take very good care of their patients needs.

Lisa Jimenez

a week ago

Lovely office and everyone is really nice especially Chris

Yvette R

11 months ago

Dr. Leslie is amazing! She worked on my 5 yr old son’s teeth, which could be a hard task without any problems. She is definitely kid friendly and her work is outstanding. My son now has a new beautiful smile thanks to her, thank you so much Dr. Leslie.

Denise Rahn

11 months ago

On time, appointment reminders, friendly staff and doctor. Understands people anxiety and puts them at ease. Morten and beautiful facility. Staff and doctor take there time to make sure you understand what is going on and give helpful ideas on how to keep your mouth healthy.

Alicia Wring

8 months ago

Great experience they got me inn right away very clean environment and staff made me feel comfortable and get me feeling much better after having a infected wisdom out

John Pikolcz

8 months ago

Friendly staff and painless treatment. I’ve been going there for many years. They’ve always taken good care of me.

Felix Covey

a year ago

Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Sanders is a perfectionist so you know that whatever you are getting done the results will be great. Would recommend.

Welcome To Our Dental Family

Sanders Family Dental is accepting new patients of all ages. Call today to schedule an appointment. Dr. David Sanders and his team offer a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers.