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Sedation Dentistry – Portage, IN

Scared of the Dentist? We Can Help

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Many patients struggle to receive dental care comfortably, whether because of severe anxiety, a sensitive gag reflex, or past traumatic experiences. Whatever your particular circumstances are, our team at Advanced Dental Concepts is here to help with sedation dentistry. These techniques can go a long way towards helping you feel genuinely relaxed and at ease in the treatment chair. To learn more, keep reading below or contact us directly in Portage, IN to discuss these options further.

Oral Conscious Sedation

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Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of medication, which is consumed before you even leave the house to travel to our office. Make sure to arrange for a trusted friend or family to transport you here, and we will help you feel very comfortable when you arrive. While the effects of oral conscious sedation are strong, you will still remain awake and able to respond to requests from our dentists and team members. However, it is likely that you won’t remember hardly anything about the experience once you’ve fully recovered. Please plan to have an escort take you home as well following your treatment, and do not participate in any regular activities for at least 12 hours so that the sedative can completely wear off first.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) has been around for many years, and this mild sedative is safe for patients of all ages. You will inhale a mixture of the nitrous and oxygen through a nasal mask as you sit back in the treatment chair; within minutes, you should feel calmer and more content. The dosage can always be adjusted at a moment’s notice, and the effects both begin and wear off within minutes. This means you can return to work, school, or even driving without a significant amount of downtime after your procedure.