Do the sights and sounds of a typical dental office make you feel anxious or fearful? Have you had a traumatic experience with a dentist in the past that makes it difficult to schedule future appointments? At Parkway Prosthodontics, we don’t want you to miss out on much-needed restorative and general care because of these frustrating issues. That’s why Dr. Kathryn Ryan offers calming sedation techniques here in Jacksonville, FL. These services are excellent at helping patients achieve a genuinely relaxed state throughout their much-deserved treatment. If you’d like to learn more about sedation or schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is a mild sedative that is administered through a nasal mask throughout your appointment. Once you’ve breathed it in for a few minutes, you should feel calmer and comfortable. One of the biggest benefits of choosing nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off only minutes after treatment has ended. This means that patients can return to their regular routine with only minimal downtime.
Oral conscious sedation is recommended for patients who need stronger sedative assistance than what nitrous oxide alone can provide. Dr. Ryan will prescribe an oral medication and also provide instructions regarding when to take it before your visit. Patients will enter a deep state of relaxation; although they’ll remain conscious, it’s likely they won’t have many memories of the experience here in Jacksonville. Please keep in mind, though, that a trusted escort will be required as you travel both to and from our office.