Sedation dentistry is a fast growing trend that is becoming the preferred method of completing dental treatment by patients across the country. With these services, procedures that would normally take a series of visits can now be consolidated! Grove Dental Associates offers two forms of sedation: nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral conscious sedation.
One form of sedation dentistry available for all ages, is nitrous oxide or “laughing gas.” We understand that the dentist office can often generate anxiety for many patients, especially if one is experiencing pain or requires a more complex procedure. Nitrous oxide gas allows the body and mind to relax more completely, increases the effectiveness of local anesthesia, and reduces the sensation of passing time without being fully asleep. It is administered by certified and licensed professionals and monitored throughout the entire appointment. Nitrous oxide is a great benefit to those patients that need the “edge” taken off, but still need to be able to drive and fully function. This can be very beneficial if patients require complex or multiple procedures in a single sitting.
To ensure we provide the best fit for each patient, we also offer oral conscious sedation dentistry for adults. Dr. Stan Crawford has received advanced training in every aspect of oral conscious sedation. The patient is prescribed an oral sedative prior to the appointment’s start time allowing Dr. Stan Crawford and his team provide total comfort, monitored and sedated relaxation while he works to restore their smile. With this type of sedation, the patient is required to have a driver and will leave our office with complete restorations and no recollection or anxiety from their dental treatment!