If you’re nervous about seeing the dentist or are afraid of an upcoming dental surgery, sedation dentistry in New Berlin from Willow Dental is exactly what you need. Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, and Andrea Emmerich are experts in sedation, and can help you feel relaxed, safe, and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. To learn more and get started, contact us now to schedule a sedation consultation.
To begin, Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will ask questions about your health, past health issues, medications and supplements that you’re taking, and other such details. This ensures you’re a good candidate for sedation.
Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will explain the basics about both nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation, and what you can expect from your treatment.
Based on your preferences and health, we will recommend the appropriate sedation method for your own unique needs.
At your next appointment, you’ll be able to get the dental care you need with nitrous oxide sedation or oral conscious sedation, and you’ll feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed throughout your entire treatment process.
Laughing gas sedation, also sometimes called “minimal inhaled sedation,” uses nitrous oxide. This gas is completely safe, and was actually first used in dentistry in the 19th century. You breathe it in through a nose mask. As the gas enters your lungs, you will feel relaxed, happy, and safe.
Nitrous oxide is extremely effective at controlling anxiety. However, it also does not make you feel sleepy. You will be fully conscious of your surroundings and able to respond to commands, but you will feel a lot more comfortable.
Best of all, nitrous oxide wears off within about 5 minutes. You may feel a bit dizzy, confused, or nauseated after treatment, but you will be fully capable of driving yourself home, or even going back to work or school once your treatment at Willow Dental is over.
ral conscious sedation is typically administered with a pill before your appointment. Depending on the medication used, you may need to take a pill the night before your appointment, as well as another pill about an hour before your treatment begins.
Compared to nitrous oxide, oral sedation has much deeper effects. You still won’t be unconscious, but you may feel really groggy, tired, and confused. It’s common for patients to fall asleep during treatment. You also may suffer from “anterograde amnesia,” meaning you’ll forget what happened during your appointment.
The side effects also last a lot longer, up to 4-6 hours. Some lingering effects may persist for 24 hours. You cannot go back to your daily routine, or drive yourself to and from our office. You will need someone to care for you after your treatment. Plan accordingly.