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Sedation Dentistry – Wauwatosa, WI

The Best Way to Make Visits More Relaxing

patient getting ready for sedation dentistry in Wauwatosa

Do you often struggle with dental fear or anxiety before an appointment? Need some help remaining calm and cozy while waiting for your treatment? If so, then sedation dentistry might be the best solution for you. Our team at Wauwatosa Dental Arts can make your visit a more relaxing experience by using multiple options. We can discuss which method will be appropriate for your specific situation when you see us, that way you can feel comfortable and stress-free throughout the entire procedure. Read on or reach out to us today if you’d like to learn more about sedation dentistry in Wauwatosa!

Why Choose Wauwatosa Dental Arts For Sedation Dentistry?

  • Professional & Caring Dental Staff
  • Treatments Available For All Ages
  • Team Of Experienced Dentists

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

man receiving nitrous oxide for sedation dentistry in Wauwatosa

This method of sedation is better known as “laughing gas.” By breathing in this mild sedative, you can begin to quickly feel more at ease. You might experience a light euphoric sensation after inhaling it through a small nasal mask. The good thing is that you’ll still be conscious throughout your treatment, meaning you’ll be able to respond to our questions or commands. Shortly after we remove the mask, the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off right away. This means you can drive yourself to and from your dental visit!

Oral Conscious Sedation

patient undergoing sedation dentistry in Wauwatosa

We can also provide a stronger form of relaxation through oral conscious sedation. Our team will give you a pill that you’ll need to take around an hour before we start your dental treatment. This method will bring you right on the edge of being asleep and awake simultaneously during your appointment. Again, answering questions and following simple commands will be easy enough. You may not even remember the entire procedure, except that it was a nice and comfortable experience. The effects may take longer to wear off, so you may need to have a family member or friend take you to and from our office.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

patient ready for sedation dentistry in Wauwatosa

Most people who have good overall health tend to be eligible to receive sedation dentistry. You may be a candidate for the treatment if you struggle with any of the following conditions:

  • A strong or sensitive gag reflex.
  • A fear of needles.
  • You’ve experienced past trauma at a dental office.
  • You have mild to severe dental anxiety that prevents you from receiving dental care.
  • A physical disability that causes discomfort while sitting in the dentist’s chair.
  • You’re preparing for multiple or complex dental procedures.

Our team will make sure to review your dental history with you so we can determine the best method for helping you stay relaxed and comfortable during your visit. Feel free to give us a call if you have any further questions about sedation dentistry in Wauwatosa.