IV Sedation for Total Treatment Relaxation
We strive to deliver painless injections, but some patients are naturally anxious. If this sounds like you, we offer several
sedation options that may make your visit much more relaxing. The first is intravenous (IV) sedation. We call this method
“twilight” sedation, and it will ensure a comfortable dental visit with no pain or nervousness. You won’t be aware of the
treatment being done. Using this method, we can often complete your treatment in just one visit.
We also offer nitrous oxide sedation, known as “laughing gas.” This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe
in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to
eliminate pain in most cases. We work to make you feel comfortably relaxed throughout your dental treatment.
The Vibraject™ for Painless Injections
Even if you aren’t anxious about visits to the dentist – who wants to feel even a little pain? Nobody! We are proud to be one of
the dental practices utilizing the latest in technology that helps to eliminate the fear of needles. It’s called Vibraject™.
This device sends gentle vibrations to the injection site. The vibrations are picked up by the nerve endings before the sensation
of the needle. This essentially eliminates pain messages and allows us to give you a comfortable, pain-free injection. Our patients
often tell us they “didn’t feel a thing!”
Call our office at (515) 412-4200 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.