If you are a little nervous about your appointment and need help relaxing ask us about our Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) sedation. This is a very light form of sedation designed to help take off the edge and let you relax. The benefit is once the procedure is done you need no driver and can resume your regular daily activities.
If you are a little more than anxious and have an extreme fear of needles, then oral conscious sedation might be your preferred choice. There is no need for an IV, however you will need a driver and should plan to take the entire day off to rest and recover. This form of sedation is not as predictable and often requires a longer appointment.
IV stands for intravenous. IV sedation medication is delivered through a very small needle placed in the back of your hand or within your inner elbow. Because of its rapid and controllable effect, many patients prefer this relaxation option. Many patients have minimal to no memory of the actual appointment.