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Sedation Dentistry in Lakeville, MN

Lakeville Dental provides sedation dentistry in Lakeville, Minnesota. Call 952-469-3300 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is medically or chemically induced relaxation during dental procedures. For patients with dental anxiety, sedation can make it possible to get the dental care you need without stress and fear. Sedation can help children who are nervous or fearful when they need a cavity filling or another procedure. We provide various forms of sedation for the comfort of our patients.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers many benefits:

  • Feel more relaxed. Dental anxiety is very real for some patients, but sedation can help you relax. You don’t have to live in fear of going to the dentist when sedation options are available.
  • Avoid the physical symptoms of stress. Anxiety and stress cause physical symptoms that have a negative impact on your overall health. Numerous health problems can occur due to stress, including cardiovascular and digestive issues. But with sedation you can avoid these effects by reducing or eliminating the stress from dental anxiety.
  • Procedure seems shorter. Under sedation time can seem to pass more quickly, making a long procedure feel like just a few minutes.
  • Overcome dental anxiety. Some patients find that after trying sedation dentistry, they are no longer anxious about having dental work done. It can put an end to dental anxiety for good.

Types of Sedation We Offer

We provide the following sedation dentistry options to our patients:

  • Nitrous Oxide. Otherwise known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a precise combination of nitrogen and oxygen that you breathe through a mask placed over your nose. It provides a calm, euphoric feeling that helps you relax. You may feel a tingling sensation in your arms and legs. Nitrous oxide only takes a few minutes to take effect and only a few minutes to wear off again.
  • Conscious Oral Sedation. An oral sedative can come in a pill form that you take before your appointment. You may feel groggy or sleepy. You’ll be awake, just not fully aware of everything going on around you.

Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

If you feel in any way anxious or nervous about going to the dentist, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. No matter what degree of stress you feel, sedation can eliminate it. You can breeze right through a dental procedure and rest on the couch afterwards.

Why Choose Lakeville Dental?

At Lakeville Dental we specialize in comfort dentistry, and sedation is a big part of our approach. In addition to our sedation options we provide massage chairs, pillows, blankets, leg wedges, televisions over every chair and other comforts. It’s our goal to change the way you feel about going to the dentist. We want to be the dental practice patients actually want to visit to protect and restore their dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Can I drive to and from my appointment if I have sedation?
It depends on the type of sedation. Nitrous oxide doesn’t take effect until you start breathing it and the effects wear off soon afterwards, making it safe for you to drive as long as you feel fine. An oral sedative must be taken before your procedure so that it has time to take effect and it may take a few hours to wear off, meaning you’ll need someone you trust to drive you to and from your appointment.
Is sedation safe for children?
Nitrous oxide is safe for most children. If your child has any medical conditions, check with their pediatrician before they go under sedation. Nitrous oxide is the most common type of sedation used for children because it works quickly and wears off just as quickly.
Can I have nitrous oxide sedation if my nose is congested?
If you are experiencing nasal congestion from a cold or allergies, nitrous oxide may not be an option for you. Regardless of sedation, it would be in your best interest to wait until you are in good health and breathing more clearly to have dental work done.
Will sedation put me to sleep?
Sedation can make you feel relaxed and even sleepy, but it won’t put you to sleep. You will be conscious and awake, but less aware of your surroundings. You can respond to questions and requests, but you might not remember anything about the procedure afterwards.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, call 952-469-3300 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

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