We know the dentist’s office isn’t everyone’s favorite place. Many people even have mild to severe anxiety at the prospect of undergoing certain dental procedures. At Alatorre Dental, we know this is completely normal and nothing to be ashamed of. Because patient experience is so important to us, we are sure to provide sedation solutions for those who no longer want to choose between their dental health and their peace of mind.
Laughing gas is a popular and repeatedly-tested option for oral sedation. It is administered via a mask placed over your nose and will keep you sedated throughout the length of your procedure. Gas levels are monitored by our staff, ensuring that your dental experience is safe and serene.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is not administered in-office, but rather at home in the form of a pill. Simply take the pill before coming in to your appointment and you can feel at ease while we do the rest. Some examples of oral sedation medication include diazepam, lorazepam, zaleplon, and hydroxyzine. Dr. Alatorre will prescribe you your oral sedation pill based on your medical history and specific needs.
As with any procedure involving sedation (except laughing gas), please make sure someone is available to drive you to and from your appointment. In addition, please do not self-medicate when it comes to oral sedation. Dr. Alatorre can customize a sedation experience right for you and your general health.
Don’t Let Anxiety Get In the Way of Your Health
While dentist appointments may be scary to some, they are incredibly important when it comes to your health. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for you to stay healthy while also feeling calm and comfortable. Give us a call to learn more and see which of our sedation options is best for you.