To provide relaxed and comfortable treatment, Holden Periodontics & Dental Implants offers oral, inhalational (nitrous oxide, "laughing gas"), and intravenous (IV) sedation.
Sedation encourages a calm, relaxed dental appointment. Often, patients report a reduced memory of the length of the appointment and the actual procedure provided.
Together, you and Dr. Holden will determine the most appropriate sedation method relative to your treatment needs. During treatment, your blood pressure, oxygenation and breathing are closely monitored to ensure safety. Sedation drugs impair motor skills and result in a reduced level of consciousness. Therefore, it is required that an escort take you home from your appointment.