Sedation Dentistry in Easton, PA
Fabey Dental provides sedation dentistry services in Easton, PA. Call 610-810-2704 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
We understand that many patients experience anxiety at the dentist’s office. To ensure that your visits with us are stress-free, we offer two safe, mild forms of sedation dentistry. If you’d like to have sedation for your dental procedure, please let us know prior to your appointment.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide offers just the right amount of sedation to help most patients relax during a dental procedure. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedation agent that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. One of the advantages of nitrous oxide is that it takes effect quickly and wears off just as fast.
While inhaling nitrous oxide, you’ll feel calm and comfortable. Some patients also have sensations of tingling or heaviness in their arms and legs and a feeling of lightheadedness. Within minutes of removing the nitrous oxide mask, you’ll feel back to your normal self—you’ll even be able to drive yourself home from your appointment.
Conscious Oral Sedation (Anti-Anxiety Therapy Sedation)
Conscious oral sedation, or anxiolytic therapy, is an alternative form of sedation for patients who need more help relaxing during a dental procedure. Like nitrous oxide, conscious oral sedation allows you to remain awake, but you will be in a more deeply relaxed state. If you need multiple procedures, we can usually do them all in a single visit with conscious oral sedation.
Your dentist will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication for you to take before your procedure. Because you’ll be taking this medication prior to your appointment, you’ll need to have someone bring you to our office; since conscious oral sedation doesn’t wear off as quickly as nitrous oxide, you’ll also need to arrange for someone to bring you home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry
Does sedation dentistry really work?
Yes, sedation dentistry has helped countless patients overcome their anxiety and get the dental treatment they need without fear.
How safe is sedation dentistry?
There are several forms of sedation dentistry; we use two of the safest types of sedation available. Both have very few risks or side effects.
How long does dental sedation last?
Nitrous oxide wears off minutes after the mask is removed, but you may experience the effects of conscious oral sedation for up to a few hours after your procedure, depending on the medication prescribed.
Do you feel pain with dental sedation?
Dental sedation only helps you feel less anxious; we use it in conjunction with local anesthesia, which ensures that your procedure is also pain-free.
What are the side effects of nitrous oxide?
The most common side effects of nitrous oxide are headaches, dizziness, nausea, sweating, and shivering.
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