Dental Sedation

WE OFFER GENTLE SEDATION DENTISTRY TO KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE AND PAIN-FREE DURING ORAL PROCEDURES OR SURGERIES, ALL IN OUR OWN OFFICE.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedatives, or anesthetics, are used to reduce pain and anxiety when you visit the dentist for some dental procedures. A certified dentist will administer the sedative easily so you will begin to feel relaxed and numb in a few short minutes. Depending on the type of sedation, you may or may not be asleep.

Common Types of
Dental Sedation

IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation, sometimes called sleep dentistry, means anesthesia is administered directly through your veins into the bloodstream. This triggers your body to quickly become relaxed, relieving anxiety. 

Typically, you’ll be awake without pain or full awareness of the procedure. Most patients do not have any memory of the procedure following IV sedation. 

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) 

 Inhaled through a mask, nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is a light method of sedation where the patient is fully awake but relaxed and even euphoric. Nicknamed “laughing gas” for a reason, this sedation may cause a mild case of the giggles.

Oral Sedation

 Through ingesting a pill before your procedure, you can eliminate anxiety without using needles or IVs. Typically, patients will become drowsy or even fall asleep during the procedure. 

PASADENA’S GO-TO PAINLESS DENTIST

Most dentists can offer nitrous oxide or oral sedation, but few are licensed to give you deep sedation or IV conscious sedation in-house. At Magothy Dental, you can get all sedation dentistry done in our office from a licensed dentist you trust.

SEDATION SAFETY

Sedatives are safe for most dental patients. Our dentists are specially trained and certified to administer sedatives. As with any drug, there may be risk factors or side effects for you to consider. Common side effects may include drowsiness, nausea, brief amnesia, minor bruising or swelling near IV site. Our dentists are happy to discuss any concern you may have.

If you’re receiving a sedative, please make sure you have a ride to and from the office. Call our staff to learn more about our sedation dentistry.

QUALIFICATIONS

Magothy Dental is certified by The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners to provide safe dental sedation.

INSURANCE

We participate with and accept most dental insurance PPO plans, excluding DMOs and DHMOs.
Contact our office for more information on insurance coverage for your dental sedation.