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Are you ever afraid of going to the dental office? If so, our Gill Family Dentistry team is thrilled to tell you that there are products in the dental world that can help you feel more comfortable in the dental chair, and one of those products is dental sedation. Generally, there are three different types of sedation available, including:

-Oral sedation: Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill and it has similar effects to Valium. You will simply take the pill about an hour before your appointment and you will feel a bit drowsy and groggy. Depending on the dose given to you, you might fall asleep during your appointment. If that’s the case, there is no need to worry. We’ll be able to wake you with a gentle shake.

-Nitrous oxide sedation: Nitrous oxide sedation comes in the form of a gas. It is a light, flavored gas that is released from a small mask and is inhaled through the nose. Your dentist will simply place the mask over your nose and will ask you to inhale deeply for a few minutes. As the time passes by, you will feel relaxed, light headed, and a bit tingly.

-IV sedation: IV sedation is generally used for extreme dental treatments, like oral surgery. This sedative is sent into your body through an IV and it usually sends you into a deep sleep. This sedative takes effect quickly and it gives your dentist control she needs.

If you would like to know which sedation we offer at our office, please feel free to call (209) 566-1986 today and talk to a member of our helpful dental team! We also encourage you to talk to your dentist, Dr. Amandeep Gill, when you come into our office for your next appointment so we can understand how to help you. We look forward to helping you learn more about dental sedation in Modesto, California!