Sedation Dentistry

Find Peace of Mind with Sedation Dentistry Services in Custer, SD

sedation dentistry in Black HillsHave 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 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.

At our practice we offer 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

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.

nitrous oxide and conscious sedation with a Custer dentistWhen 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 Sedation

In our office we offer Oral sedation dentistry by administration of oral sedative drugs. Oral conscious sedation works a little differently than nitrous oxide and has a more intense calming effect. Patients are prescribed a medication that usually belongs to the benzodiazepine family. These medications help reduce brain activity related to fear/anxiety. Some also induce drowsiness and even memory loss, which is helpful for extremely anxious patients.

Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants. This means that they reduce your blood pressure and calm your breathing, placing the body in a safe state of relaxation. There is a longer onset than with nitrous oxide, which is why patients typically take the medication at home before coming to the office. The effects will wear off within a few hours of the appointment.

To schedule nitrous oxide or minimal oral sedation appointment, call us at our office today. Dr. Latinow will do her best to make your dental experience as pleasant and relaxed as possible in the Black Hills area!

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Destination Dentistry
Dr. Diana Latinow DDS, MSD
At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
141 N 5th St
Custer, SD 57730
Call: 605-673-2011605-673-2011
  • Staff and doctor were very friendly and efficient. As good as a visit to the Dentist can get!
    —Ron Y
  • I was so nervous getting a new dentist, after having years of bad experiences. But Diane was patient, kind, and gentle...thank you!
    —Rebecca E
  • I called with a child in pain and needed an appointment fast. What I received was fast. Appreciate the great response and service.
    —Joseph P
  • Very thorough cleaning and gentle. Good experience.
    —Catherine B
  • It is impressive that DD is interested in how their patients feel about the dental care they receive and what DD could do to improve. They have always exceeded my expectations.
    —Tim K
  • Friendly and professional. Top-notch work!
    —Darwin K
  • Thanks for the great cleaning Dr. Diana!
    —Brittnay E
  • I had good dental care when I lived in Aberdeen and was surprised to find that when I moved to Custer, a far smaller town, I would receive the best dental care I ever had. On top of that, the whole DD crew is friendly and outgoing.
    —Tom H
  • I, very much enjoyed my visit to the dentist. The office seemed more tranquil than usual. The hygienist and the dentist demonstrated a high level of courtesy and knowledge while making me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
    —Marilyn W
  • Another great visit, staff is always on time, friendly, and highly competent.
    —Elizabeth C
  • I was pleased with my appointment. Everyone personable and good experience getting my teeth cleaned. Dr. Diana seems kind and caring.
    —Cherry L
  • We have been to many dentist's and this is the first one we don't mind coming back to. Very friendly staff and excellent work! Couldn't be happier and so glad a friend told us about them 😊
    —Bissell F.
  • …I had no discomfort (with the laser). Yes, an awareness of ’something done’, but no pain what so ever! You did a good job Doc. If anyone wants to ask me, I’ll tell them. It’s time for the old Bard Parker blade to be relegated to the history file. Thank you for your skills.
    —Dr. Art L., M.D.
  • Congratulations on your beautiful Hi-tech office-and on your thirty years of working together! Also you need to know I appreciate the picture you sent me of my teeth. They are absolutely the best pictures I have ever taken. Thank you for the good service you provide.
    —Arlene B.

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