Sedation Dentistry - What are your options?

Many men and women experience anxiety while visiting the dentist.   Dental phobia is a condition that leaves people feared of visiting the office.  Although they are aware of the problem, there is little that can be done to change it.


To help ease your phobia, Dr. Tyler Scott offers a range of options to his patients.   Depending on your medical history and procedure being performed, we are able to offer you four different sedation techniques: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, conscious (intravenous) sedation or general anesthesia.  


First, there is nitrous oxide often called “laughing gas” that is breathed through a mask that will leave you relaxed during your visit and generally wears off once the procedure is over.  In most cases, you will be able to drive yourself home from the office.    With oral sedation, you will take a pill (typically triazolam) before your appointment that will relax you during your appointment but will be able to communicate and talk with the doctor.  You will need a driver to come with you to the office and drive you home.  With conscious sedation, an IV medication will be placed into your vein that can be added or titrated until we get a level of sedation that is adequate for the procedure.  As with oral sedation, you will still be able to communicate with the doctor although 95% of patients do not remember their visit.    For those that want to be put asleep during their visit, we have a board certified medical anesthesiologist that visits our office once a month.  Our medical doctor will assist with medically compromised patients or small children that need to be fully sedated for their visit.  If you have any questions about what we offer at our office, call 419-994-3111 for a consultation today.  We can go over which option will be best for you!