Sedation Dentistry

At Dental Reflections Dublin, we use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm, and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure.

The Purpose of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation refers to medication designed to reduce physical pain associated with treatment or to reduce anxiety and help you feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. This makes the experience more pleasant and ensures our staff can perform their duties more effectively. We offer dental sedation in local anesthesia, oral sedation, and laughing gas.

There are several different types of sedation a patient can choose from:

  1. Inhalation Minimal Sedation (laughing gas): You breathe the gas and oxygen through a mask placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Your dentist can control the sedation you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly (within 3-10 minutes). This is the only form of sedation where you can drive yourself home after the procedure.
  2. Oral Sedation: Depending on the total dose, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For oral sedation, you take a pill, and it’s usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you’ll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. In addition to creating a feeling of deep relaxation, the medication may produce other effects. Patients may feel time passes quickly or retain little memory of their time in the dental office. Analgesic properties decrease any sensation of pain or discomfort. You will need a driver to and from the office.
woman receiving dental sedation
  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is commonly used as a local sedation method. It is colorless and odorless, valued for its quick onset and reversible effects. It is widely considered a safe method of sedation in dentistry.

  • What type of anesthesia are used for dental work?

    Different types of anesthesia are used for dental work. The most common ones include local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Local anesthesia involves injecting a numbing medication directly into the treated area, usually the gums around the affected tooth. On the other hand, general anesthesia creates a more profound experience and typically results in no memory of the procedure. It is usually used for extensive procedures such as tooth extraction, dental implants, or other surgical procedures, and the patient is unconscious during the process. IV sedation is a deeper form of anesthesia that induces a brief period of sedation with minimal memory of the surgery.

  • How much is nitrous oxide sedation?

    We aim to provide high-quality dental care at an affordable rate for our patients in Dublin, OH. Out of pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.

    Nitrous Sedation: $85

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Questions About Sedation Dentistry?

If you have any questions about sedation dentistry or for a consultation—contact us or schedule your appointment using the link below, or explore the numerous other dental services we offer.

Dental Reflections Dublin

4998 Rings Rd
Dublin, Oh 43017
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