Sedation Dentistry for Fort Lauderdale
Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide
Dr. Smith and Dr. Yap provide many solutions for anesthesia and sedation when necessary and appropriate. In addition to a gentle chairside manner and injection technique, Dr. Smith or Dr. Albe may recommend nitrous oxide or oral sedation.
Commonly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is delivered through a facemask. It makes a person feel groggy and reduces the body's response pain and anxiety. If we give you nitrous oxide, you will be able to drive home and continue with your daily activities because it wears off immediately.
To administer oral sedation, a dentist must be certified. Dr. Smith and Dr. Yap are certified by DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation). Oral sedation involves a medication that you take prior to your visit. You'll need to make driving arrangements, as the medication has lingering effects. In combination with the oral sedative, the dentist may administer nitrous oxide to optimize your comfort level. With oral sedation, you'll be conscious and able to respond to our instructions, but you’ll remember little of the actual procedure.
Dr. Smith or Dr. Albe will discuss your comfort options and determine which solution is best for your case.
As your general and cosmetic dentists, Dr. Smith and Dr. Yap provide amazing results in complete comfort. Patients from Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Lauderdale by the Sea, Oakland Park, Coral Ridge, and beyond make our office their home for sensational smiles. Call today to reserve your personal appointment!