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How to Prepare for Sedation Dentistry – Hillsboro, OR

Sit Back and Relax with Sedation Dentistry

Whether you suffer from dental-related fears or need an invasive treatment, your sedation dentist can help you enjoy a comfortable visit. At Infinity Dental Care, Dr. Kalluri is specially trained to offer sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. If you’ll be needing sedation during your next visit, here’s how to prepare for your appointment.

Preparing for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who struggle with dental-related phobias or need certain treatments. For over 20 years, Dr. Kalluri has provided personalized services catering to each patient’s needs. She is specially trained in sedation dentistry to offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Dr. Kalluri will discuss your needs during your initial consultation to ensure sedation dentistry is right for you. She’ll take the time to explain each option and what you can expect before, during, and after your appointment. In the meantime, here’s how you can prepare for your upcoming procedure:

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas,” is an inhaled sedative that’s delivered through a mask worn over the nose. The sedative takes effect quickly and dissipates just as suddenly, so many patients can drive themselves home from their appointment. Although you’ll feel normal before the end of the day, Dr. Kalluri has a few tips to help prepare for your procedure:

Oral Conscious

Oral conscious sedation is a prescribed medication taken before your procedure. It’s effective for treating mild-to-moderate dental anxieties while also decreasing any possible discomfort from certain procedures. It can take several hours for the effects of the sedative to dissipate, so you’ll need to spend a little extra time preparing for your appointment to make the day of your treatment a bit easier. Dr. Kalluri recommends you:

If you have a question or concern about sedation dentistry, a member of our team is only a phone call away. Contact our office today to learn more about your options.