Sedation dentistry administers medication to help dental patients remain calm and relaxed prior to and during dental procedures. If you are experiencing an uncomfortably high level of anxiety, Dr. Irwin may recommend dental sedation. The most common form of dental sedation is an oral medication or nitrous oxide gas which is inhaled.
Decades of research and successful practice have shown that the inhalation of a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen provides fast, effective analgesia, pain relief and, relaxation. Allowing Dr. Irwin to complete your dental work while you stay absolutely comfortable. Nitrous oxide takes effect almost instantly and is out of the patient's system within a few minutes, allowing a patient to quickly return to normal activities after dental work is complete.