Sedation Dentistry in Saukville

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Whether you have dental anxiety or you’re just nervous about an upcoming dental procedure in Saukville, we’ve got you covered with sedation dentistry at Sauk Trail Dental. As an experienced sedation dentist, Dr. Neal Rosenberg can provide you with the expert care you need, and keep you feeling safe and comfortable during your entire appointment. 

We offer a wide variety of sedation dentistry options, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide), oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Contact us online or give us a call at (262) 284-7111 to schedule your consultation in Saukville, WI today and learn more.

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Did you know…

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Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was first used for dental sedation in the early 19th century.

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How It Works: The Sedation Dentistry Process

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Initial consultation

First, you’ll meet with Dr. Rosenberg to discuss your health, medications you’re taking, and other necessary information, and to learn more about the sedation options that may be appropriate for your treatment.

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Administering sedation

Depending on the type of sedation you get, the details may differ. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is administered through a nose mask. Oral conscious (pill-based) sedation uses sedative pills that you’ll take before your appointment. Deep IV sedation uses a needle that sends sedative medication directly into your bloodstream.

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Getting your treatment

Once your sedation takes effect, Dr. Rosenberg will begin your dental procedure. With sedation dentistry in Saukville, you can feel safe and comfortable during your treatment, and you may even sleep through it or forget what happens during your procedure.

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Recovering at home

With laughing gas, you can drive yourself home, and you shouldn’t feel any significant after-effects. However, for oral conscious and IV sedation, you’ll need someone to bring you to and from our office. Dr. Rosenberg will provide you and your companion with a full set of instructions on how to recover from sedation, and from your dental procedure.

Types Of Sedation We Offer

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Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)

Laughing gas is the lightest form of dental sedation. Dr. Rosenberg will place a mask over your nose, then send a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide through this mask. You’ll breathe in deeply, and the sedation will take effect right away. You will feel “floaty” and disconnected from what’s happening around you, and less anxious. However, you will remain completely conscious and responsive to commands.

Once your procedure is done, Dr. Rosenberg will send pure oxygen through the nose mask to help clear out any remaining nitrous oxide. You’ll feel normal within a few minutes and can drive yourself home, though you may have some minor side effects like nausea or a headache.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation uses pills that you take before your appointment. The timing may vary depending on the medication being used. Once your sedation takes effect, you will feel groggy and tired. You may fall asleep during your appointment, or forget most of what happens at Sauk Trail Dental. This makes oral conscious sedation a great option if you have dental anxiety, or just want to stay more comfortable during a long dental procedure.

IV Sedation

IV sedation uses the same drugs as oral conscious sedation, but they are sent directly into your bloodstream using a needle. This means they have much deeper effects. You will fall asleep and forget your procedure. However, you will not be completely unconscious. Like oral conscious sedation, IV sedation has side effects that can linger for up to 24 hours, so you cannot drive yourself home, and you should take a day or two off of work after treatment.

Did you know…

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Stainless steel crowns are typically used to restore baby or primary teeth in children.

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What Type Of Sedation Is Right For Me?

That depends on your level of anxiety, your budget, the dental treatment you’re getting, your health, and a variety of other factors. If you’re interested in sedation dentistry in Saukville, WI, we offer 100% free sedation consultations at Sauk Trail Dental. Together, you and Dr. Rosenberg can choose the type of sedation that’s right for you, and ensure you get the dental care you need with less pain, discomfort, and anxiety. We offer 100% free sedation consultations

Did you know…

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When properly placed and with good oral hygiene habits, dental crowns can last up to 15 years.

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