Going to the dentist office is not everyone's ideal way to start or end the day. Dr. Cho has grown a specialty in treating phobic patients and offers different types of sedation to aid with the dental treatments necessary to tend to her patients' oral health. If you have high anxiety about getting dental work, you may want to discuss these options. A thorough review of your medical history will determine which sedation option would be best for you.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Sedation (a pill taken by mouth) is safe, convenient, and economical. It can be more effective and deliver a deeper relaxation state than other forms of sedation. You will be conscious but very drowsy. The time you spend in the dentist chair will feel like minutes. You will have little recollection of the entire experience.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation- aka "Laughing Gas"
Nitrous Oxide is one of the safest and the lightest forms of sedation available. It is non-allergenic and non-irritating. The gas also tends to reduce gag reflexes and saliva flow. Patients will feel totally relaxed during their treatment when sedated with nitrous oxide.
During all sedation appointments, the blood pressure and pulse are continually monitored on our patients.