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Sedation Dentistry in Grants Pass

Takes the Stress Out of Your Dental Care

Dental care is a nerve-wracking situation for many people, but at Premier Care Dental, Dr. Tanner Barratt and our team do our best to change that. Between our warm and welcoming atmosphere and friendly team, we’re often able to allay a patient’s dental fears, but for those who need a little more help, we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry. These techniques will take away any stress or pain you might feel in the chair so you can finally come into your appointments with peace of mind. Do you think sedation could help you? To learn more, please contact us today.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Relaxed woman in dental chair

If you experience mild to moderate dental phobia or need to undergo extensive dental work, then Dr. Barratt may choose to prescribe you a pill to take about an hour before your scheduled visit. That way, by the time you actually sit in the treatment chair, you’ll be completely physically and mentally relaxed. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll be awake the entire time and able to respond to commands, but your appointment will seem to fly by, and you’ll likely have very little memory of it afterward (which is perfect for some patients!).

Before we utilize this type of sedation, we’ll first take a look at your overall health as well as any medications you are taking in order to ensure your safety. You’ll also be required to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the office the day of your appointment and keep an eye on you for a few hours afterward. You should feel completely normal by the next morning at the latest.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Woman with nitrous oxide nose mask

Perhaps going to the dentist only makes you a little nervous. If you would just like something to “take the edge off,” then nitrous oxide sedation may be right for you. All a patient has to do is breathe in the colorless, odorless gas through a small nasal mask during their appointment to feel a light, happy, and euphoric sensation that will make any nerves quickly melt away. It will stay on for the entire visit, and when it is removed, the gas’ effects wear off almost instantly, allowing a patient to go straight back to their day.