When more invasive procedures are necessary, or anxiety prevents you from seeking dental treatment, we do offer some sedation options.
We use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, so our patients can interact with us, but will be completely relaxed and comfortable. You will not feel or remember very much of the procedure. But laughing gas wears off quickly, and patients can drive themselves home.
We also offer oral sedation in the form of a pill, which is a minor tranquilizer. The prescription is taken an hour or so before your appointment. When you choose oral sedation, you are still able to interact with us during the procedure, but you will be in a much more relaxed state and your dental anxiety can be greatly reduced. If we prescribe the tranquilizer, you’ll need a ride to and from your appointment. We want your time at Sauk Trail Dental to be as comfortable as possible.