Sedation dentistry is commonly used to prevent pain during dental procedures, but can also be used to manage dental anxiety.
Our Grand Rapids sedation dentists can work with you to decide which form of sedation dentistry would work best for your next procedure.
At Bander Dental Group, our team is highly experienced and will monitor you throughout the sedation process to ensure your safety and comfort.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide has been a standard method of dental procedure, inducing a state of relaxation and reducing pain.for decades. This is a gas that is inhaled throughout your
Nitrous oxide is a safe and reliable form of sedation dentistry that can be neutralized with oxygen, which means the recovery time is quick. You will be able to drive yourself home after a nitrous oxide procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a stronger sedative than nitrous oxide, but you will still be responsive during your dental procedure.
will put you in a state of deep relaxation that still allows you to stand, walk, move, or answer any questions our Grand Rapids dentists might have during the procedure. Many patients who opt for oral conscious sedation have little to no memory of their dental procedure after the fact, which can be a relief for patients with dental anxiety.
Under general anesthesia, you will be completely unconscious for your dental procedure. This type of sedation is typically administered through an IV and eliminates any pain or anxiety, making it an attractive option for oral surgery or for patients who are afraid of the dentist. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home after receiving general anesthesia.
Your safety is our top priority. At your appointment, be sure to tell us about any medications or supplements you might be taking, any allergies or health concerns you might have, or any other questions about your procedure.