Sedation Dentistry

Sedation vs Oral Sedation
For many patients, due to past experiences or preconceptions, going to the dentist can be a bit unnerving. At Village Dental, we understand and make it our goal to create an environment that is calm and relaxed for our patients, and we do this by offering sedation dentistry. As the sedation dentistry experts in Raleigh, our phobic patients are fully comfortable and relaxed for their appointment. We administer sedation through IV , pill or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) one hour before treatment. The treatment relaxes our patients, often to the point of deep relaxation through the entire process, cutting out anxiety and worry, and leaving little memory of the procedure at all! Offering Raleigh sedation dentistry today!

    Types of Sedation offered at Village Dental

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation – This is most commonly known as laughing gas and is administered via a nasal mask during your visit. Patients that undergo nitrous oxide sedation feel very relaxed during their visit, but are completely awake during treatment. Once treatment is complete, the nasal mask is removed and the effects of nitrous wear off almost immediately. Patients that undergo this type of sedation are able to drive home and resume normal activities.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – This is a stronger form of sedation and is given in pill form. Patients would take this pill (usually like Halcion) prior to coming in for their dental appointment. With oral sedation, phobic patients feel at ease during their treatment and the effect usually dissipate within 24 hours. Oral sedation patients cannot drive, so it is best to have a friend or family member drive you home the day of your treatment.
  • IV Sedation – This type of sedation is for patients that have a strong fear or phobia of the dentist. With IV Sedation, patients are in a deep, almost dream like state during their visit. This is a wonderful type of sedation for patients that have a big fear of the dentist or patients that have years’ worth of dental work to complete in one visit. Patients that have this type of sedation remember very little or nothing of their visit.

Our office is a member office of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. We have treated hundreds of patients with this safe and approved technique.
Conscious Sedation Certified: Permit #160444

Call today to see how sedation dentistry can make a huge difference in your life!