Sedation Dentistry in Middleburg, PA

Are you putting off that check-up or filling because you are nervous about visiting the dentist? Then you have come to the right place! At Susquehanna Valley Dental Group, we provide sedation dentistry near you, so your visits are comfortable and stress free.

Types of Sedation Techniques

Our dentists in Middleburg, PA, offer a variety of sedation options to help you relax.

  • Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is a safe and effective way to treat anxiety. The gas is inhaled through a mask that is placed over the nose. The dentist is able to control the amount delivered, and the patient is fully conscious during the procedure. This sedation effect usually wears off immediately after removing the mask. It also has minimal side effects, such as headache, sleepiness, nausea or vomiting and sweating.

  • Oral sedation

Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed medication approximately one hour before the procedure. It is a relatively safe procedure and recommended for most anxious patients. The patient will be given some pre-operative instructions to follow such as limiting food and drinks before the procedure. The patient will be conscious, but drowsy and sleepy. The effects take a few hours to wear off and the patient must be accompanied by family or a friend to drive them home.

  • Intravenous sedation (IV)

In this type of sedation, the medication is administered directly into the veins. It provides deep sedation and is usually only recommended for extremely anxious patients. The dentist has to have special training to provide this type of sedation.

Our dentists near you are highly trained and will monitor you during the procedure to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. You will be asked to rest in a recovery room until you have completely recovered.

Things to Remember

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Follow any pre-operative instructions given by your dentist.
  • Arrange for a designated driver to take you home.
  • Ask a friend or a family member to accompany you. It might help you relax.

Talk to us today at Susquehanna Valley Dental Group to determine what option would suit you.

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