Dr. Edds, Experienced in Adult and Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

There are different “levels” of sedation available to you in our office. There is nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation or nitrous oxide in combination with oral sedation – basically we can tailor the anesthesia to your need or desire. Once again, all modalities are administered and monitored by Dr. Edds in the safety and comfort of our office environment.  Dr. Edds is specially trained, certified, and experienced in adult and pediatric sedation dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that you breathe in and out of your nose to provide relief of pain and anxiety. Advantages of using nitrous oxide include:

  • fast onset, patients will have a feeling of euphoria in minutes
  • depth of sedation can be easily altered, allowing for an increase or decrease when needed
  • only use during treatment time needed, and eliminated from the body within 5 minutes
  • no need for escort driver to bring you to your appointment
  • safe with very few side effects

Oral Sedation

Patients who require a more moderate sedation would benefit from taking an oral medication prior to treatment. This allows the patient to become even more comfortable, and have little memory of the treatment. A consultation appointment is needed to discuss the procedure, medical history and sedation options. Dr. Edds takes great care in assuring your comfort and safety, and monitors blood pressure, pulse oximetry and respiration during every procedure.

Patients who would benefit from sedation

  • Severe gag reflex
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Medically compromised
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Severe pain