Sedation Dentistry is an option for our patients that struggle with dental fear and anxiety. Here at the Mountain View Dental Team, we offer two different levels of sedation as part of our mission to eliminate the fear of going to the dentist. Our goal at Mountain View Dental Team is to make you as comfortable as possible during each visit, whether you are in for an invasive procedure or just a simple teeth cleaning.
Sedation dentistry procedures offered at The Mountain View Dental Team include:
Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”)
IV Sedation/General Anesthesia
Nitrous Oxide, known otherwise as “laughing gas” is a safe and effective sedative that is used to help our patients feel relaxed during dental visits. Nitrous Oxide is safe for children and toddlers and will calm the nerves of any patient that is feeling scared or anxious about their visit.
Nitrous Oxide treatment is administered through a small nasal mask that releases gas when the patient inhales through their nose. The effects of the gas will be felt almost immediately and they will disappear shortly after the mask is removed.
A treatment with Nitrous Oxide will keep patients awake during the procedure and is intended to make the dental experience a pleasant one. This treatment is best for patients that experience low to medium levels of dental anxiety. Come visit us at Mountain View Dental Team to determine if you are a candidate for Nitrous Oxide.
IV Sedation or General Anesthesia is a method of anesthesia treatment that is meant to sedate the patient to unconsciousness during their procedure. This form of sedation is administered intravenously and is used primarily for procedures that require surgery or for patients that suffer from very high dental anxiety. IV Sedation is a strong sedative and will require that a designated driver comes along with the patient to ensure they get home safely. A physical evaluation will be performed during your anesthesia consultation to determine if IV Sedation or General Anesthesia are right for you.