We understand. You are not alone.
Many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist. When you don’t address dental care, however, conditions get worse over time. You don’t have to be afraid anymore.
At Boger Dental in Minnesota, we are trained to be sensitive to dental phobias and we will do all that we can to make your experience comfortable for you, both emotionally as well as physically. In addition, we offer state of the art sedation dentistry.
Dental sedation is a way to help ease your fears of the dentist in a safe, comfortable environment.
1. Inhalation Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask. Sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an option to make you feel more comfortable during certain procedures.
2. Oral Sedation (Valium)
A common method to reduce fear and anxiety related to visiting the dentist is the use of oral medications. In addition to Valium, Halcion (triazolam) is sometimes used as a sedative that lasts around 4 hours.
3. IV Sedation
During the process of IV Sedation, a licensed nurse anesthetist administers and monitors intravenous anesthesia throughout your procedure. This, in turn, allows our dental team to focus on your treatment while you feel deeply relaxed and comfortable.
The depth of anesthesia is continually monitored and tailored to your needs. Upon completion of your appointment, you’ll awaken alert and ready to go on with your day. Dental sedation is perfect for longer appointments, or to simply relieve dental anxiety.
- Lori M.