Sedation Dentistry

Sedation-DentistryImagine undergoing a complex dental treatment like a root canal, extraction, oral surgery, or various dental treatment that require several visits can be done all at once to avoid coming to the dentist so many times. When your treatment is complete, you have no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort you were expecting. We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry. Patients who benefit from sedation dentistry have:

  • A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
  • A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
  • A hard time getting (and staying) numb from anesthetics

I am nervous about being unconscious.

There is no need to be nervous about having sedation dentistry at our practice. Sedation dentistry is closely regulated by law, Dr. Vigarny Arguello is licensed by the American Dental Association, and you will find that we are both respectful and professional at all times.

At Arguello Dentistry Dr. Arguello sedative at which he can administer your treatment: mild sedation

Mild Sedation — Anxiolysis is the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is often used for patients with mild anxiety, longer procedures, or more complex situations. Mild sedation is usually administered orally. You remain awake or very sleepy throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own, but you will feel a great sense of relaxation. Patients typically recover from anxiolysis sedation within a few hours after the procedure is complete. Nitrous oxide inhalation (laughing gas) is another form of mild to moderate sedation that results in relaxation during treatment.