Stay Calm & Comfortable
At Arrowhead Family Dentistry, we know that visiting the dentist can be intimidating, particularly if you’re undergoing a procedure like a root canal, tooth extraction, or any other invasive treatment. That’s why we’re here to help you feel safe and comfortable. We offer sedation dentistry in Peoria, which can help you relax throughout your entire appointment. Schedule a consultation with our Peoria dental office to get started.
Relax During Your Appointment
Laughing Gas Sedation
Laughing gas, is a colorless, odorless gas that introduces a mild euphoric effect when it’s inhaled. It also has analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. Together, these two effects make it a great option for minimal sedation. You’ll breathe a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a comfortable nose mask, with the dose carefully controlled by our team.
The gas will take effect as soon as you inhale it, and you’ll immediately feel calm and relaxed. Combined with numbing, laughing gas ensures you won’t feel a thing throughout the entirety of your procedure. Best of all, it wears off after about only 5 minutes and has no major side effects, so you can drive yourself home or even go back to work after your treatment, and resume your daily activities.
Sedation for Your Comfort
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you would like to be sedated more deeply, oral conscious sedation is a good choice. It consists of a pill-based sedative, which you’ll take about an hour before your appointment. You will remain conscious after taking the sedative, but you will likely forget most of your procedure and will feel very groggy and sleepy. Some patients may even fall asleep after being sedated.
Because the effects of oral conscious sedation last 4-6 hours or longer, you will not be able to drive yourself home or resume your daily tasks immediately after treatment. Please take this into account and plan accordingly when scheduling your appointment at Arrowhead Family Dentistry.
Why Choose Sedation?
Understanding the Benefits
The most obvious benefit of sedation is that it can help you fight back against dental anxiety, and get the dental care you need without feeling uncomfortable, nervous, or scared.
In addition, sedation can help you stay more relaxed and comfortable during long dental procedures, which may be beneficial if you tend to fidget or become uncomfortable after sitting in one place for a long time. Sedation can also help you overcome things like a fear of needles and a strong gag reflex.