Sedation Dentistry in Albuquerque
We know a lot of people are nervous about going to the dentist and our entire staff tries our best to give you a great experience from the moment you walk in the front door until the moment your appointment is finished. Over time, we have helped patients overcome their anxiety – but if you are someone who needs sedation, we have different options to help you. Our doctors will sit down with you, review your medical history and help decide which sedation option is best.
IV sedation is the most profound level of sedation we offer. Our doctors can evaluate you and review your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for it. You will feel sleepy during the procedure, and when you wake at the end, you will have very little memory, if any, of what happened during your appointment.
Oral sedation is an option we present to patients who want a deeper level of sedation but do not want an IV placed. With this option, you swallow a pill and wait for it to take effect – approximately 1 hour. You will become very relaxed and sleepy, and in fact, most patients do go to sleep; but if we need to speak to you or check-in with you, we can. Our doctors can evaluate you to determine if this is the right level of sedation for you.
We’ve all heard of “laughing gas” and it’s a great option if you need us to take the edge off and help you relax a little during your appointment. You are completely aware of what’s going on, so we can talk to you and check-in with you if needed, but you feel a great sense of ease while we are working. It’s a great option for kids as well.