Laughing gas is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. It is inhaled through a mask and produces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic may be administered in conjunction with laughing gas to eliminate pain.Laughing gas is designed to make procedures easier for nervous patients and has been effective for many years.
A variety of forms of dental sedation are used to help patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. There are multiple levels of sedation to ease every level of anxiety, and IV sedation is the perfect option for patients who might otherwise avoid the dentist.
IV sedation is commonly referred to as "sleep dentistry--" it will be as if you fell asleep, and you won't remember the procedure. A specific set of drugs are administered via IV for the duration of the procedure or procedures, and you will be carefully monitored to ensure your safety. Often reserved for oral surgery, IV sedation is also available to those with intense dental anxiety and phobia. It makes dentistry easy.
Often treatment in a hospital setting is appropriate for children with complex medical concerns. Dr. Dixon has operating and admitting privileges at Weill Cornell Medical Center to care for patients with special needs.
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