Sedation dentistry is not only for people that fear going to the dentist — anyone can experience its benefits at Sleep Dentistry of Portland.
With sedation, treatments that would require five or more appointments often can be combined and completed in one single appointment. This means fewer interruptions to your daily life.
Few people enjoy visiting their dentist, so what could make your next dental visit more pleasant than being able to sleep through it?
We offer different levels of sedation depending on your needs and preferences:
We can use Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, to lightly sedate you. The gas is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled through a small mask placed over your nose.
Oral sedation is achieved through the use of pills that are in the drug family called Benzodiazepines. The familiar drug valium is also from this family. They produce a feeling of relaxation and drowsiness.
Moderate to deep sedation is achieved through the use of an IV administering a sedative directly to your blood stream. It produces a profound state of relaxation and can be used to sedate patients to a point where they are completely unaware of the dental treatment being performed. Our doctors are among a small and prestigious group of Oregon dentists who are qualified and licensed to perform these types of advanced sedation.
The Benefits Include:
Sleep Dentistry of Portland also offers general anesthesia when needed. This type of sedation most often benefits special-needs patients and young children. If you would like to know more about our general anesthesia provider, click here.
Learn more about pediatric dentistry and sedation.