Sedation Dentistry – Marysville, OH

Enjoy a Worry-Free Dental Experience  

Woman relaxing after sedation dentistry treatment

Out of every five Americans, three deal with dental anxiety, and one has avoided the dentist entirely due to fear. At Northwest Family Dental of Marysville, we understand that going to the dentist can be nerve-racking, whether you’re getting a simple cleaning or a major procedure like a root canal. Our dentistry team goes the extra mile to keep our dental patients comfortable, and we offer sedation dentistry in our Marysville, OH to help you relax while you’re in the treatment chair. Find out how you could benefit from sedation dentistry by calling us!

Why Choose Northwest Family Dental of Marysville for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Personalized Treatments from Experienced, Caring Dentists
  • Homey Dental Office Equipped with State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Old-Fashioned, Exceptional Customer Service

Nitrous Oxide

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

Nitrous oxide is sometimes called “laughing gas” – a nickname earned for the euphoric, light feeling it produces, which sometimes causes giggles. Considered mild in its effects, both children and adults can benefit from this form of sedation. Its use in the dentist’s office has and continues to make it possible for individuals of all ages to pursue necessary dental treatment without the additional worry and anxiety that regular oral healthcare can cause.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Child wearing a nasal mask

Determining who is a good candidate for nitrous oxide requires an appointment with Dr. Miller. It is during this visit that we will survey your medical history to decide if you are a good candidate. This means identifying any possible medications you’re currently taking or conditions you may be suffering from that might cause nitrous oxide to not be as effective.

The good news is that most patients can receive this form of sedation without any concerns.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Nitrous oxide connections

Before your dental procedure, we’ll have you inhale the nitrous oxide and oxygen gas mixture through a small nasal mask. You should start feeling more relaxed almost immediately. It will then be incredibly easy to complete the treatment your smile needs.

As you enter into a more comfortable state, you may start to feel slightly warm and even tingly throughout your limbs. Our team will monitor the amount of nitrous oxide you are receiving to ensure that you remain relaxed throughout your visit.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

Middle-aged woman smiling after receiving nitrous oxide

Once we’re finished, you should feel back to normal just a few minutes after we take off the mask. This makes it one of the most advantageous forms of sedation because of how quickly you will return to your normal self. Once we are convinced that the sedation effects have ceased, you can go back to your normally scheduled day.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Will I remember anything with dental sedation?

Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation, but it’s unlikely that you’ll remember much from your procedure. While you may not forget your visit, you’ll be fully at ease so that what is going on around you does not cause you anxiety or fear. Instead, you’ll remain conscious but undeterred by your dental treatment or procedure.

What are the risks of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is generally a safe form of treatment for patients; however, a scheduled consultation with Dr. Grill will be required. There are some slight risks involved that we would need to go over with you during your visit. For instance, if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or are taking certain medications, there may be possible complications associated with sedation. Because each person reacts differently to sedatives, it’s important that we know exactly what kind of medication you are currently taking.

Is sedation dentistry covered by dental insurance?

Most dental insurance companies do not offer coverage for dental sedation because it is deemed a “luxury” treatment. However, you will want to review your policy to determine if there might be exceptions to this rule. For example, if you have a disability that makes it difficult to sit still for prolonged periods and cannot receive proper oral healthcare as a result, sedation dentistry may be covered. Another instance is if you are preparing for multiple, complex treatments.

Is sedation dentistry worth it?

If you suffer from dental anxiety or need extensive dental work, yes, sedation dentistry is certainly worth the time and money. Its addition to your treatment plan can ensure that you have a much more positive experience. And although you may be worried about the cost, putting off your care may result in a more invasive procedure in the future. Paying for sedation now can help to save you a lot more money down the road.