Find Peace of Mind with Sedation Dentistry Services in Custer, SD
Have you ever felt anxious about a dental appointment or procedure? If you have, you may be interested in our sedation dentistry treatment options. Sedation dentistry allows patients to relax and enjoy their dental visit, even if they’ve suffered from dental anxiety in the past.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a service that is offered to patients prior to their regular procedure. Patients who participate in sedation dentistry are put into a deep state of relaxation before their appointment begins. Sedation dentistry patients are able to answer questions, but feel completely comfortable and at ease throughout their visit.
Many patients don’t even remember the procedure after it has finished and are left with only positive feelings and a good dentistry experience.
At our practice we offer both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation for our dentistry services such as cosmetic or restorative procedures. With sedation dentistry, patients can even have multiple procedures done in a single visit!
Nitrous oxide is a tried and true method of sedation dentistry that has been used in dental procedures for decades. Patients love nitrous oxide because it has been proven to be both safe and effective.
When a patient chooses nitrous oxide sedation, they are administered the gas prior to their appointment using a special gas mask. After your procedure is over, nitrous oxide wears off quickly. Nitrous oxide patients don’t have to worry about finding someone else to drive them to and from the dentist office. The effects wear off quickly enough that it’s safe to drive.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is administered prior to the appointment. Patients who choose oral conscious sedation before their procedure are given a small pill to take about half an hour before their appointment. After the appointment is over, patients will need a friend or a loved one to drive them from the dentist office.
To schedule an oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide sedation before your appointment in Custer, SD, call us at our office today. Dr. Kretschmar will do her best to make your dental experience as pleasant and relaxed as possible in the Black Hills area!