Sedation Dentist – Thornville, OH

Feel Comfortable During Your Visits

Our sedation dentist in Thornville, OH provides excellent service for dental patients who are receiving lengthy treatments, coming in for emergency dental care, or experiencing fear or anxiety. Our compassionate dental team cares about your comfort and emotional well-being, so call us today to find out how we can help.

Why Choose Thornville Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Comfort Amenities Available
  • Fast-Acting Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Friendly Dental Team That Puts Comfort First

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Hand holding an oral conscious sedation dentistry pill

Oral conscious sedation is the strongest method that we offer, and it’s ideal for patients who are undergoing prolonged or multiple procedures. It’s also great for those with severe dental phobia. Before your appointment, we’ll prescribe a two pills for you to take. One the night before and the second about an hour before you arrive at our dental office. That way, when it’s time for your procedure, you’ll feel at ease and comfortable. Because the effects of the medication can take several hours to wear off, you’ll need to have someone prepared to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Woman receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

Have you heard of nitrous oxide? If not, it may be because you know it by another name: laughing gas. This mild, but effective type of dental sedation is designed to alleviate stress, nerves, and anxiety so that you can get the preventive, restorative, or emergency dental care you need as quickly and painlessly as possible. If you want to learn more about nitrous oxide, including how it works, then read on!

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Dentist explaining treatment to patient

The only way to find out for certain if you’re a candidate is by coming in for a consultation with our dedicated Thornville dentist, Dr. Smith. That said, a large percentage of patients are a candidate for nitrous oxide (including children) since it’s so mild. So, it’s worth scheduling an appointment if you struggle with dental-related anxiety, a fear of needles, considerable sensitivity, or something else that makes you think you would benefit from nitrous oxide.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Oxygen, air, and nitrous oxide nozzles

On the day of your appointment, you’ll come into our office and a friendly member of our team will take you back to the treatment room. Then, they’ll answer any questions you have while helping you get settled into the treatment chair. At this time, the nitrous oxide will be administered. To do so, we will place a small nose mask on your face that will allow you to breathe in a colorless, odorless gas. Within less than a minute, you’ll feel a euphoric and calming wave wash over you, making the rest of your visit smooth and anxiety-free.

Note: Nitrous oxide sedation does not put you to sleep. As a result, you will be able to ask questions and respond to verbal cues from our team throughout your time in the treatment chair.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

Smiling woman sitting in dental office

Now you might be wondering, “What happens next?” When Dr. Smith has completed your treatment, he will let you know before removing the mask. Within minutes, the effects will quickly wear off – you won’t even feel groggy! As a result, you can drive yourself home and go on with the rest of your day as you normally would. Of course, if you have any questions regarding the preventive, restorative, or emergency care you received, you’re more than welcome to give us a call.