At Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates in Vernon, our dentists offer dental sedation options to make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to make patients more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures.
At Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. If you suffer from dental anxiety our team can work with you to determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance along the way.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled via a mask through the mouth and nose. This medication calms nervous patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. Nitrous oxide may even help to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids that can be prescribed by your dentist to help you get the dental treatment you need. This medication is taken orally in advance of your dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
Reverse numbness faster!
OraVerse helps to reverse unwanted lingering numbness after routine dental procedures where local anesthetic containing a vasoconstrictor was used.
With OraVerse, patients can regain normal sensation more quickly and return to eating, drinking and laughing normally.