For adults, children, and those with special needs, we offer Oral and IV Sedation with all procedures, including:
Your sedation options:
Local anesthetics, such as lidocaine, are what’s most common used in dental procedures. They are administered directly to the surgical site to numb the tissue so that you do not feel any pain. For some minor procedures, such as soft tissue and simple extractions, a local anesthetic is all that is generally needed to get the job done.
Oral Sedatives—Sleep Dentistry
For some, the use of an oral sedative about an hour before the procedure can help with anxiety. While oral sedatives do not eliminate pain, they provide our patients with a sense of calm prior to the procedure. Local anesthesia is then used to numb the surgical site.
Benefits of Sleep Dentistry include:
- A calm, relaxed mood
- Ease during the procedure
- The completion of multiple treatments in one visit
- Less post-op discomfort
We are proud to provide Benzodiazepines—a sedative and anti-anxiety medication—which bind and tone down activity within the fear receptors of the brain. We believe Benzodiazepines to be exceptionally effective because they target are areas of the brain focused on sleep. Doses can be altered to decrease anxiety or induce sleep, according to patients’ needs. We use sedative-hypnotics—to calm and induce drowsiness and even sleep—and anti-anxiety drugs—to reduce anxiety and induce calm and relaxation. At your consultation, Dr. Trejo will thoroughly review your case and recommend what he believes would be best for you.
Nitrous Oxide—Laughing Gas
Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and administered through a breathing mask. This causes our patients to be conscious but relaxed during the procedure. Laughing gas provides some pain-relief but is not comprehensive. It is used in conjunction with local anesthesia for total pain control.
IV Sedation—Twilight Sedation
At BioDental Care, IV Sedation—a very comfortable sedation option that doesn’t involve a lengthy recovery phase—is our specialty. IV Sedation is also referred to as Twilight Sedation because it causes patients to drift in and out of sleep, relaxed and calm, with no memory of the surgery once it’s over. This type of sedation is administered through an IV in our office and can be reversed at any time with an antidote. It is a safe and very effective way to perform procedures on patients who have anxiety about surgery.