Sedation Dentistry - Pittsburgh, PA | Oakdale, PA
Treatment Without Pain or Fear
We’ll Keep You Calm and Comfortable
If you typically put off visits to the dentist, or avoid them altogether, we want you to consider these two facts:
With one visit to Advanced Dentistry you’ll discover how sedation dentistry at our Pittsburgh area office in Oakdale, PA can completely change your outlook on dental care!
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Our Sedation Dentistry Options
Commonly called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a gas that you inhale into your lungs through a nasal mask. While it probably won’t make you laugh, nitrous oxide will keep you calm and responsive during your treatment. Once we remove your mask, the sedation effects will quickly subside. Unlike oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia, nitrous oxide allows you to drive yourself home from your appointment.
Oral sedation is a moderate form of sedation that we may use for dental implants placement or other treatments. For this type of sedation, you take a pill just before your visit or after you arrive. Depending on the medication we prescribe, you will typically feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure and may need someone to drive you home.
Sometimes referred to as “sleep sedation,” IV sedation is a moderate anesthesia method that we introduce into your bloodstream using an IV line. Once it’s administered, you’ll quickly achieve a relaxed sleeplike state and any dental anxiety you may have will immediately fade. You won’t feel any sensation during your treatment and may not remember anything about it afterward. We use IV sedation when suited to the complexity level of your treatment, such as placement of full mouth dental implant.
Due to its potency, we reserve general anesthesia for only the most complex dental procedures and severe dental anxiety. This powerful combination of medications renders you fully unconscious for the entirety of your treatment. This sedation is administered by specialists from Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates who are certified to offer this advanced treatment.
There’s no reason to fear dental visits here.
Schedule your appointment to find out why!