At Deluxe Dental, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed while they get the treatment they need. With that in mind, we offer local anesthesia, oral sedation and laughing gas as options to eliminate pain and relieve dental anxiety.
With laughing gas, a patient is not put to sleep, but rather put in a calm and pleasant state. It is administered through a mask that is worn over the nose during their treatment or procedure. As long as the patient is inhaling the laughing gas through the mask, they can expect to feel relaxed and reduced anxiety. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly after the mask is removed.
We also offer oral sedation that our patients can take before their appointment. Oral sedatives are prescription drugs that can be taken orally in anticipation of a dental procedure or treatment. The patient will remain conscious during their dental appointment, but the effects of the oral sedatives will put them in a calmer, more relaxed state. The effects typically last for a few hours.
Local anesthesia is administered through an injection. It can be used to numb the immediate and surrounding area of the site where a dental procedure or treatment will take place. You will remain completely conscious and alert while under the effect of local anesthesia, but you will feel no pain in the area where treatment is administered.
If you are worried or feeling anxious about an upcoming appointment or procedure, please let us know! We want you to get the treatment that you need for your oral health. To learn more about your options, please give our dental office a call at (208) 219-7604 to schedule an appointment.