The dentist’s office can be a scary place, especially if your teeth hurt or if it has been a long time since you have been to the dentist. Dr. Avrit knows that, and he offers three different levels of sedation to make your trips to the dentist as easy and stress free as possible.
The first level is nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas. When you inhale the gas, it calms your nerves down significantly. Another benefit of nitrous is that when it is removed, you go back to feeling normal and you are capable of driving yourself home.
The second option is oral sedation, which is a series of pills that you take leading up to your appointment. This option significantly decreases your anxiety level and can also lead to some loss of memory about your visit.
The third option is IV sedation, which Dr. Avrit uses very frequently when he takes out wisdom teeth or extremely nervous patients. This is the option you should choose if you absolutely do not want to remember anything about your visit.
If you elect for the second or third option, you will be required to have someone bring you and take you home because you will still feel the effects after your appointment is over. Feel free to contact Dr. Avrit if you want one of these options for your appointment.
Providing several sedation options allows Dr. Avrit to offer patients a stress- and pain-free approach to achieving their dental goals. Call for an appointment to receive a personalized treatment plan and discuss your sedation dentistry options.