Sedation Dentistry

We understand that visiting the dentist can be stressful for many. That’s why we offer various sedation options, including laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.

Sedation Dentistry in New Berlin, WI

We provide tailored sedation options to suit different needs and procedures. Whether you need a light sedative to take the edge off for a routine cleaning or require more advanced sedation for a complex procedure, our experienced team will ensure your dental visit is relaxed and pain-free. Our sedation methods are safe, effective, and administered by trained professionals, offering an ideal solution for anxiety, lengthy sessions, or special dental conditions.

 

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  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative agent inhaled through a mask placed over your nose. It helps to calm patients during dental procedures, reducing anxiety and discomfort. The effects of laughing gas are mild and wear off quickly once the mask is removed, allowing patients to drive themselves home after the procedure. It’s an excellent option for patients who desire a minimal sedative with few side effects and quick recovery.

     

  • How much does each sedation level cost at Willow Dental?

    The cost of sedation dentistry varies depending on the type and duration of the procedure:

    • Laughing Gas: $108 per session.
    • Oral Conscious Sedation: Costs can range from $150 to $500, depending on the dosage and the procedure length.
    • IV Sedation: Currently billed through a third-party provider.

    It’s important to consult with our office for more detailed pricing and to discuss insurance coverage or payment options.

  • How does oral conscious sedation work?

    Oral conscious sedation works by administering a prescription sedative pill, usually taken about an hour before the dental procedure. This type of sedation allows you to remain awake and responsive during treatment but in a deeply relaxed state. The sedative effects make you less aware of the surroundings, help reduce anxiety and discomfort, and often cause partial or full memory loss of the procedure.

    It’s ideal for patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety or are undergoing a longer dental procedure. Due to its relaxing effects, patients will need someone to drive them home after their appointment, as it takes some time for the medication to wear off fully.

  • What should I expect with IV Sedation?

    IV sedation involves administering a sedative drug through a vein, allowing for quick adjustment of sedation levels. This method produces a deeper state of relaxation and, for some patients, can make it seem like they slept through the procedure.

    You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after IV sedation as its effects take some time to fully wear off. Before the procedure, we’ll review your medical history to ensure IV sedation is safe for you and discuss what to expect during and after your treatment to prepare you fully for the experience.

     

More Questions?

If you have more questions about sedation dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Willow Dental

3333 S Sunny Slope Rd Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151
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Hours

Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone

262-505-1000

Email Address

willowdental@willow-dental.com