Imagine undergoing a dental treatment that once it’s complete you have no recollection of the time it took, the discomfort, or the noise you were expecting. Doctors who offer sedation dentistry have received special training, and are certified as sedation dentists. Our practice is pleased to offer sedation dentistry for patients who experience:

  • A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
  • A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
  • A hard time getting (and staying) numb from Novocain or other numbing anesthetics

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a way for dentists to provide comfortable dental treatments to patients with a fear or anxiety of visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry provides several benefits to patients:

  • No memory of undergoing the procedure
  • No sense of time while under sedation
  • No sense of smell or sound
  • No fear or anxiety during treatment

At Today’s Dental and Oral Surgery, we offer three different types of oral sedation:

  • Mild sedation
  • Moderate sedation
  • Deep sedation/general anesthesia

Mild Sedation

Mild sedation includes oral sedatives and inhalation agents like nitrous oxides (laughing gas). This form of sedation helps to relax tense or nervous patients. While mild sedation is used for relaxation purposes, it does little to provide comfort during procedures. Dentists often use mild sedation along with local anesthesia such as Novocain.

Moderate Sedation

Moderate sedation includes the use of nitrous oxide or IV sedation to help patients enter into a state of deep relaxation. Patients remain awake and able to respond to questions or commands, but are so deeply relaxed that they experience little to no pain during their treatment.

Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia

Deep sedation and general anesthesia provide unconscious sedation. This form of sedation is often used for patients undergoing oral surgery. Whereas mild and moderate sedation allow the patient to remain awake and conscious, deep sedation with the use of general anesthesia puts the patient into a state of unconsciousness so that they are able to undergo treatment with as much comfort as possible.

If you’re considering dental treatment, and sedation dentistry is an option that you would like to consider, please contact our practice at (702) 851-6722. Dr. Lee and Dr. Martin are happy to discuss all of your options, and provide you with a complete dental consultation.

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1471 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108 - (702) 851-6722